Wirewort (Asteridea athrixioides)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Daisies
Order: Daisies (Asterales)
Family: Daisy (Asteraceae)
Species: Wirewort (Asteridea athrixioides)
This Photo:     Blooming
Similar Species: Little Button

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
Can be confused with Billy Buttons. Instead of the compound flower head being a whole ball, it's half a yellow ball, with a green hairy cup under.
The cup is hard to see from above. The compound flowers show many patterns through their short life, hence the large quantity of photos.
Has hairy succulent green basal leaves.
See Little Buttons for more description and comparison.

Copyright © 2003- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-Oct-2003
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)