Ozothamnus diosmifolius / Rice Flower
Ozothamnus diosmifolius, Rice Flower - IMG 0318
This Australian native plant, which a member of the Asteraceae family, is an erect and often spindly shrub that's found, in the wild, in eastern NSW and Queensland where it grows primarily in woodlands. It's also cultivated in gardens but is generally a relatively short-lived plant. Its flower buds resemble grains of rice, and it's this feature of the plant that has earned it the common name of Rice Flower - although it's also known as Pill Flower. It's grown commercially, with the delicate white flowers popular in the florist trade.