Flaxleaf Fleabane
Early Budding
Elachanth (Elachanthus pusillus)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida)
Order: Sunflowers (Asterales)
Family: Daisy (Asteraceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Elachanth (Elachanthus pusillus)
This Photo:     🔍Going to Seed🔎

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
A small plant with petalless flowers.
It's florets are reminiscent of Grass Cushion, also petalless. While it's sepals look like Hard-headed Daisy.
It has cylindrical leaves. Note in one of the photo's there are lobed leaves showing. This is from a different unrelated plant.

Similar Species: Grass Cushion (Isoetopsis graminifolia)

Copyright © 2013-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 09-Sep-2013
This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)