Golden Sunray
Whole, Small & Upright
Golden Sunray
Whole, Small, Drying & Going to Seed
Golden Sunray (Hyalosperma glutinosum ssp glutinosum)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Daisies
Order: Daisies (Asterales)
Family: Daisy (Asteraceae)
Species: Golden Sunray (Hyalosperma glutinosum ssp glutinosum)
This Photo:     Whole Plant, Bushy, In Flower
Other name: Everlasting

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.

Copyright © 2012- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 12-Sep-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)