A genus of some 130 species of evergreen shrubs, small trees and some herbaceous perennials. Leaves are simple, usually alternate, sometimes in clusters, leathery. Flowers are daisy-like, which can be white, cream, blue, lavender, purple, or pink, borne singly or in large clusters. Native to Australia and New Zealand, found in a wide range of habitats, including coastal areas, river banks and mountains scrubs.
Olearia: after Adam Ölschläger (Olerius), 1603-1671.