Tiny Bow-flower
Tiny Bow-flower
3 Flowers
Tiny Bow-flower (Millotia perpusilla)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida)
Order: Sunflowers (Asterales)
Family: Daisy (Asteraceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Tiny Bow-flower (Millotia perpusilla)
This Photo:     Bud Opening

EXTRA - Photo Specific Information:
A top down shot showing the red colours of the stem, and two flowers; one top and one bottom. Notice in the one at the top, all the florets are close together? I surmise this is a bud that is just opening. Down the bottom we see the florets separated out and bent backwards, except for the one on the ground
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
The plant itself is similar size to M. muelleri, but the stems are prostrate (low to the ground, not standing up), which are described as "limp" or "lax". Each plant is upto 15mm wide.
The flowers are also petaless, ~3mm tip to tip, but much more "cobwebby". Being a daisy it has florets, about 5 in this case, that make up the flower. All the florets curve backwards, except the one on the ground which is held in place point outwards.
We found a couple of large areas near each other, within our Callitris forest, with hundreads of plants in full flower at the begining of August.

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