Flowers and leaves. Photo: Richard Hartland, Annuallo State Park, Vic

Flowering plant. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Common Name

Invisible Plant; Wiry Podolepis




Annual forb to 50cm tall.  Basal leaves soon withering, to 10mm wide. Stem leaves alternating up the stems, 0.5-4.5cm long, 1-1.5mm wide, linear, hairless, edges curved downwards.  Flowers white, with 6-12 ‘petals’.  Flower heads bell-shaped to oval, borne singly at the ends of the stems, looking like loose groups.

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 663

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