Cassinia retorta DC.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Cassinia retorta' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cassinia/cassinia-retorta/). Accessed 2021-09-18.

Genus

Glossary

glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Cassinia retorta' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/cassinia/cassinia-retorta/). Accessed 2021-09-18.

An evergreen heath-like shrub 4 to 15 ft high; shoots white with down. Leaves very crowded, 18 to 15 in. long, narrowly oblong to narrowly obovate, almost stalkless, recurved, mostly glabrous above, densely covered beneath with white down. Flower-heads white, numerous in small terminal clusters 13 to 12 in. wide. Of the involucral bracts, the outer ones are the shorter and ovate-oblong, the inner ones narrowly oblong with blunt white tips.

Native of the North Island, New Zealand, commonest near the coast on sand dunes, etc. It is a pretty shrub and flowers in July, differing from other New Zealand species in the small flower-heads.