Golden Sunray
Internal Flowers Opening
Golden Sunray
Flower Open, Profile
Golden Sunray (Hyalosperma glutinosum ssp glutinosum)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Daisies
Order: Daisies (Asterales)
Family: Daisy (Asteraceae)
Species: Golden Sunray (Hyalosperma glutinosum ssp glutinosum)
This Photo:     Flower Open, Above
Other name: Everlasting

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
Small annual with cylindrical, succulent, green leaves with golden yellow flowers.
The overall shape can vary widely, from a tiny single flower stem, thru wiry & spreading to upright and bushy.
The leaves become hairy/sparsely woolly as they grow.
The buds can be yellow thru burnt orange.
Generally it has one flower at the end of each stem from the base. Often the stem will divide to throw another flower head.
The stems go red from the base with age.

Copyright © 2013- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 09-Dec-2013
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)