Family

Composite.

Colour

Pale lavender pink.

Odour

Strongly scented.

Range

Along the coast.

Time of Bloom

September.

Flower-heads: composed of small, tubular flowers arranged in a flat corymb. Leaves: sessile; oblong; toothed; rough. Stem: with small, hairy glands.

It is not until the early autumn that this little plant unfolds its pale bloom in the marshes. We are strongly reminded of the everlastings by its manner of growth; and if we try hard enough we may imagine its odour to be like that of camphor, as its generic name implies.