Upright or spreading herb to 1 m tall and 1.5 m wide. Grows from a rosette of leaves at ground level. Narrow to broad oblong leaves up to 20 cm long and 2.5 cm wide covered in stiff hairs, becoming smaller in size moving up the stem. White small fragrant flowers with a yellow centre held upright on leafy branched flowering stems.
The dark green leaves feel rough. The seeds have barbed spines and are very prickly. Fragrant perfume.
Perennial. Often grows in damp places. Can resprout after fire.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia