The Rice flower (Ozothamnus diosmifolius) is an upright, woody shrub in the Asteraceae (Daisy) family native to Eastern Australia. The Ozothamnus genus includes approximately 53 species of flowering plants.
This species is known for sago bush, pill flower, and white Dogwood. The Rice flower is an upright, heavily branched, woody shrub that usually grows up to 2 m in height but is often much taller. Its rough branches are thickly covered with short hair.
The leaves have a strong odor, usually 0.4 to 0.6 in (10 to 15 mm) long and 1 to 2 mm (0.04 to 0.08 in) wide, but the inner shapes have leaves up to 3.5 mm (0.1 inches) in width. As with other plants in the Asteraceae family, each “flower” is actually a flower head 2 to 3 mm (0.08 to 0.1 inches) in diameter.
It features dense heads of small pink or white “flowers” and is sometimes used in flower arrangements.