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Olearia solandri (Coastal shrub daisy)

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Olearia
Species: O. solandri
Binomial name: Olearia solandri
Common names: Coastal shrub daisy, Coastal tree daisy, Scented coastal tree daisy

Olearia solandri is a hardy native coastal bushy shrub or tree (height: 5m; spread: 3m), found near the coast, (occasionally inland) in the North Island, and in Marlborough to the north of the South Island of New Zealand.
Mature plants have dark green spear-shaped leaves (5–8 mm long) and are yellow below.
In autumn indiscernible small, highly scented, daisy flowers appear.








Below are photos of a very old tree planted in a public garden in Reefton, South Island, Early March.




The trunk of a very old tree.
  

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