Bluebush Daisy
Flower tube Drying, about to Seed
Bluebush Daisy
Seed Dispersing
Bluebush Daisy (Cratystylis conocephala)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Shrubs & Bushes
Order: Daisies (Asterales)
Family: Daisy (Asteraceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Bluebush Daisy (Cratystylis conocephala)
This Photo:     Flower tube Splitting, as it Seeds
Other names: Bluebush or Blue-bush Daisy

Thank you Dr Kym Nicolson for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
From a distance, very easy to confuse with Pearl Bluebush in shape and colour (hence the name we suspect). Up close it's easy to spot the difference.
Generally larger than the Pearl Bluebush in our area.

Similar Species: Pearl Bluebush (Maireana sedifolia)

Copyright © 2014-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 08-Jan-2014
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)