Shrub to 2.5 m tall. Stems erect, with spreading branches. Leaves only along stems, oblong to ovate, to 8 cm long, entire to shallowly toothed, white-hairy below, petiolate. Capitula to 3 cm across, in large terminal corymbs; summer. Ray florets bright yellow. Achenes silky. Pappus to 4 mm long. [Senecio greyi Hook. f.]
North Island of New Zealand
B. laxifolia (Buchanan) B. Nord. from the S Island of New Zealand is medium shrub with elliptic to lanceolate entire or toothed leaves, capitula to 2 cm across, yellow ray florets and dark reddish disk florets. [Senecio laxifolius Buchanan]
B. Dunedin Hybrids are hybrids involving B. compacta (Kirk) B. Nord., B. greyii and B. laxifolia and were first recorded from the Dunedin Bot. Garden, New Zealand, between 1910 and 1913. [Senecio laxifolius hort.]
Source: (2002). Asteraceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.