Tiny Bow-flower
Bud Opening
Ellura
Tiny Bow-flower
Middle Flower
 
    
Tiny Bow-flower (Millotia perpusilla)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Daisies
Order: Daisies (Asterales)
Family: Daisy (Asteraceae)
Species: Tiny Bow-flower (Millotia perpusilla)
This Photo:     3 Flowers

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
Here are 3 flowers, one left, center and right. Notice the one on the bottom left has anthers These are on 3 different stems, so to try and get better details I lifted the center stem when is shown on the next picture. You can see here, on the center flower, 6 floret tubes; 2 down at the front and 4 curved backwards pointing away from us.
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
The plant itself is similar size to M. muelleri, but the stems are prostrate (low to the ground, not standing up), which are described as "limp" or "lax". Each plant is upto 15mm wide.
The flowers are also petaless, ~3mm tip to tip, but much more "cobwebby". Being a daisy it has florets, about 5 in this case, that make up the flower. All the florets curve backwards, except the one on the ground which is held in place point outwards.
We found a couple of large areas near each other, within our Callitris forest, with hundreads of plants in full flower at the begining of August.

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