Lilac Flower Starting to Open
White Flower, Thin Petals
|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Daisies|
|Species:||Minnie Daisy (Minuria leptophylla)|
|This Photo:||Lilac Flower Opening|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
Very small plant with dark green succulent leaves and stem.
Large flowers, compared to plant size, with yellow centres.
Quite variable. Flowers: Pale Purple (lilac) to white. Petals narrow to wide.
Plant: Upright to sprawling (almost runner); bushy to thin/straggly.
Notice also the tips of the backs of flowers (bracts) can be red/brown or green.
Many of these variations could be different sub-species that we don't know about. However, we have seen lilac and white flowers on the same plant, so petal colour is not significant to identification.
As a compound flower, daisy flowers are often referred to as "Flower Heads". The tiny individual flowers inside the flower head are referred to as "Florets".