Broadway Arboretum

Species Information Page

Olearia axillaris Coastal Daisybush


Location in Arboretum: Karri Forest
No on Map: KF03 (next to WET06 - Banksia litoralis)

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  • Two early visitors to the coast and islands of Western Australia, Willem de Vlamingh and William Dampier, ventured to eat this plant - its aromatic quality inspiring its use as a herb. Vlamingh's crew made use of leaves collected, when anchored at Rottnest Island, adding it to their meagre onboard diet (1).
  • Is widely used in landscaping.
  • It is listed as a species hard to burn (i.e. it is fire retardant) (2).
  • Appears to be widely distributed around Australia (mostly coastal)