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This strange Australian perennial grows in dry places, in grass and woodlands throughout southern Australia. It produces a small, unspectacular rosette of smooth, fleshy, spoon-shaped leaves that are dark green above and light-green below. Its inflorescences , however, are very distinctive, upright, densely furry, greenish-yellow and resemble giant pussy willow flowers. It requires well-drained soils and will do best in warm-temperate climates in USDA zones 9 and 10.