Story: Shrubs and small trees of the forest

Holly-leaved tree daisy

Holly-leaved tree daisy

Hakeke, or the holly-leaved tree daisy (Olearia ilicifolia), is widely distributed throughout the subalpine shrublands and forests. Its leaves are harsh to the touch and sharply toothed. It produces bunches of musky scented daisy flowers in summer. The petals are white, and the central disc flowers are yellow.

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Joanna Orwin, 'Shrubs and small trees of the forest - Tree daisies: olearia and brachyglottis', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 July 2022)

Story by Joanna Orwin, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015