Delicate Copper-wire Daisy
Hairy Plants
Delicate Copper-wire Daisy
Cauline Leaves - Top
Delicate Copper-wire Daisy (Podolepis tepperi)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida)
Order: Sunflowers (Asterales)
Family: Daisy (Asteraceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Delicate Copper-wire Daisy (Podolepis tepperi)
This Photo:     🔍Basal Leaves🔎
Synonym: Helichrysum tepperi
Other name: Delicate everlasting

Thank you Margaret Langley for confirming the id of this species for us

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.

Copyright © 2019-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 09-Aug-2019
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)