Delicate Copper-wire Daisy
Patch
Ellura
Delicate Copper-wire Daisy
Cauline Leaves - Top
 
    
Delicate Copper-wire Daisy (Podolepis tepperi)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Daisies
Order: Daisies (Asterales)
Family: Daisy (Asteraceae)
Species: Delicate Copper-wire Daisy (Podolepis tepperi)
This Photo:     Basal Leaves
Synonym: Helichrysum tepperi
Other name: Delicate everlasting

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
A very small Podolepis; normally associated with plants that are over knee high, these are barely higher than our fingers.
The flowers are petaless, showing only the anther & stigma over the top of the sepals.
The stems have distinctive cauline leaves at the stem junctions/branches which are "cobwebby".
Basal leaves form a rosette which are very hairy.
Plants in the patch we found were up to 50mm high (to flower tips) and 10 to 20 mm wide at the basal leaves.
Being so small they are easily overlooked. Very abundant in the same area as Swamp Stars and Bow-flowers.

Copyright © 2019- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 09-Aug-2019
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)