Cough Bush, Curry Bush, Inland Cassinia, Rosemary Bush, Wild Rosemary.
Cassinia, after French botanist Count Alexandre Henri Gabriel de Cassini (1781-1832).
Up to 3m.
Presence in Australia
Noted in The Rock-Henty-Milbrulong region.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, SA, NT.
Various communities on ridges and stony soils, and in mallee on red sands.
Much-branched aromatic shrub to 3m high with white woolly stems. Linear leaves 1-5cm long and ±1 mm wide.
Distinguish from Common Cassinia (C. aculeata) by its thread-like leaves and less compact flower clusters.
May cause coughing and irritate eyes.
Creamy-white, spring-autumn. Terminal clusters.
Jan-Apr. Shake mature heads into paper bag.
From seed. Surface sow fine seed late winter-early spring and cover lightly.
Germinates any time of year and grows rapidly.
Timber dark with attractive pattern.
Good habitat. Ants and other insects eat seeds.