Sticky New Holland Daisy
Seed Head
Narrow-leaf New Holland Daisy
Flower, in profile
Narrow-leaf New Holland Daisy (Vittadinia blackii)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida)
Order: Sunflowers (Asterales)
Family: Daisy (Asteraceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Narrow-leaf New Holland Daisy (Vittadinia blackii)
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Thank you Alan Dandie for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Flinders Ranges and elsewhere
The plant ~100mm high, flowers ~10mm across.
Typical vittadinia flowers (small lilac petals on top of a large sepal cup).
Unlike our others, this plant is dark green, with very little hairy on the the leaves or stem. This makes it look like a different genus until if flowers.
We've seen it flower in Mar, Apr, May, Sept, Oct & Nov, so it seems an Autumn & Spring flowering plant.

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This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)