|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Daisies|
|Family:||Daisy (Asteraceae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Wiry Podolepis (Podolepis capillaris)|
|Other name:||Invisible Plant|
Thank you Byron Golledge for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Riverland and possibly elsewhere
It's hard to believe the immature plant is the same species. But Darren Schmitke has monitored the growth of one to see it go from this stage to adult, where all the leaves wither and flower stems go wiry.
With the intermediate plant shots (green plant in the background is a different species) the focus of the photos an attempt to show the species in mid-cycle; from all leaves to no leaves.