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Olearia cheesemanii (Streamside tree daisy)

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Olearia
Species: Olearia cheesemanii
Common names: Tree daisy, Streamside tree daisy.

Olearia cheesemanii is probably the most floriferous New Zealand Olearia species and is found along lowland streamsides. It is an erect, evergreen, bushy shrub, growing up to 3.5 m tall. The spear-shaped, dark green leaves are 5–8.5 cm long. It has large panicles of daisy like white flowers with a yellow centre and 10-11 long ray florets. Flowers in spring.

The leaves of Olearia cheesmanii 

The undersurface of a leaf.

Seed heads April

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