Hairy Cup-flower
Plants in Flower
Ellura
Hairy Cup-flower
Tiny Flower Heads
 
                      
Hairy Cup-flower (Angianthus tomentosus)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Daisies
Order: Daisies (Asterales)
Family: Daisy (Asteraceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Hairy Cup-flower (Angianthus tomentosus)
This Photo:     Multiple Flower Heads per Plant

Thank you Tony and Jenny Dominelli for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
For years we thought these were Lemon Beauty Heads (Calocephalus citreus).
But they flower at different times of the year.
We suspect, due to the dry conditions, they are much smaller than specimens we've seen elsewhere, hence their flower heads are sometimes round rather than elongated.

Copyright © 2012-2022 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 07-Nov-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)