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Leucophyta brownii or Calocephalus brownii
These tiny bushes are on the front line of coastal vegetation growing in almost pure sand and rarely more than 60cm tall. They are very compact with branching, 'stick-like' blue-grey foliage. Incredibly resilient they grow in nutrient poor soils and facing the weather that comes uninterrupted from the Antarctic. Beautiful little rounded yellow flower heads during summer.
Native to southern coast of Australia (Victoria and South Australia) on sand dunes.
Incredibly tough little plants.