Tiny Bow-flower
Smaller Patch of 3-4 Plants
Ellura
Tiny Bow-flower
Bud Opening
 
    
Tiny Bow-flower (Millotia perpusilla)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Daisies
Order: Daisies (Asterales)
Family: Daisy (Asteraceae)
Species: Tiny Bow-flower (Millotia perpusilla)
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EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
A profile shot of one plant with prostrate stems and highlighting the flower/floret tubes to bottom right.
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)