Delicate Copper-wire Daisy
Flower - profile
|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Daisies|
|Family:||Daisy (Asteraceae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Delicate Copper-wire Daisy (Podolepis tepperi)|
|This Photo:||Flower - above|
|Other name:||Delicate everlasting|
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
A very small Podolepis; normally associated with plants that are over knee high, these are barely higher than our fingers.
The flowers are petaless, showing only the anther & stigma over the top of the sepals.
The stems have distinctive cauline leaves at the stem junctions/branches which are "cobwebby".
Basal leaves form a rosette which are very hairy.
Plants in the patch we found were up to 50mm high (to flower tips) and 10 to 20 mm wide at the basal leaves.
Being so small they are easily overlooked. Very abundant in the same area as Swamp Stars and Bow-flowers.