Cassinias have a number of common names like Stinkjack,Dogwood,Bush Cauliflower
They can be individual plants or dense communities.When in flower they are heavily scented which attracts a multitude of insect species which no doubt provide food for birds and other animals.
In a healthy ecosystem they are a component of the bush but can spread quickly in disturbed areas and this has led to C.arcuata being classified a noxious weed in it's natural habitat (The problem here is land use not the plant itself)
The species represented here are from The Southern highlands of N.S.W. Australia which has a very diverse range of soil type,climate and habitat.
Temperature ranges between -15deg C to +42deg C and rainfall between 24" to 50" p.a.
|aculeata||Stinkjack,Bush Cauliflower||Reveg.||Understory to open Positions|
|arcuata||Drooping Cassinia,Sifton Bush||Planting In Some Regions Of N.S.W. May be Illegal||Open Positions Mostly With Eucalyptus Macrorhyncha|
|longifolia||Shiny Cassinia||Ornamental,Reveg.||Usually Higher Elevations|
|quinquefaria||Cassinia||Reveg.||Understory to Open Positions.|
Copyright Paul Alessi 1998/2008