Dwarf Aphelia
Flower, edge
Adelaide Hills
Feather Spear-grass
Seed Head
 
    
Dwarf Aphelia (Aphelia pumilio)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Other Small Plants
Order: Grasses & Sedges (Poales)
Family: Small Herb (Centrolepidaceae)
Species: Dwarf Aphelia (Aphelia pumilio)
This Photo:     Flower, finished

Thank you Peri Coleman for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills, and elsewhere
A strange little plant with petalless flowers. Not much larger than moss, the top of the flowers stand at about 10mm, with leaves around 20mm long. The flowers are a fan shape array of bracts.

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 28-Oct-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.