Blanket-leaf John Tann/Flickr


Shrub or small tree to 8 m high.


Soft, drooping, mostly 10 – 25 cm long and 2 – 5 cm wide, oblong or lanceolate with woolly white underside.


Yellow or orange flower clusters.


The fruit is very small, reaching approximately 2 - 3 mm in diameter, and the seeds are dispersed with the wind.

Field Guide

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What to Observe

  • First fully open single flower

  • Full flowering (record all days)

  • End of flowering (when 95% of the flowers have faded)

  • No flowering

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When and Where

When To Look

  • Year round
  • Flowers October to February

Where To Look

  • In Victoria, Australian Capital Territory, NSW and Tasmania
  • Look in wet sclerophyll forests, particularly in fern gullies and on rainforest margins
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What Else?

Other common names are blanket bush, flannel leaf and tree blanketleaf.