Hairy Cup-Flower
Tiny Flower Heads
Ellura
Hairy Cup-Flower
Large Flower Head
 
    
Hairy Cup-Flower (Angianthus tomentosus)Class: Plant (Plantae) - Daisies
Order: Asterales
Family: Daisy (Asteraceae)
Species: Hairy Cup-Flower (Angianthus tomentosus)
This Photo:     Medium Flower Head

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
For years we thought these were Lemon Beauty Heads (Calocephalus citreus).
But they flower at different times of the year.
We suspect, due to the dry conditions, they are much smaller than specimens we've seen elsewhere, hence their flower heads are sometimes round rather than elongated.

Copyright © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 24-Oct-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)