Compound Flower Opening
Flower Open, Above
|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Daisies|
|Species:||Golden Sunray (Hyalosperma glutinosum ssp glutinosum)|
|This Photo:||Internal Flowers Opening|
EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
These are compound flowers.
So the middle parts seen are actually individual buds & flowers, with 5 petals.
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.