Flowers and leaves. Photo: Russell Best, Murray Sunset National Park, Vic

Plants. Photo: Roger Hooton (expom2uk), Elizabeth (garden), SA

Common Name

Brilliant Sunray




Annual forb to 30cm tall.  Leaves alternating up the stems, the lowest sometimes opposite each other, mostly with small basal lobes, 1.5-6cm long, 1-8mm wide, flat, hairless, soften glaucous, sticky, with margins curved under and pointed tips.  Flowers yellow, with many papery 'petals'. Flower heads hemispherical, borne singly at the ends of the stems. Rare Vic.

Description and photo (as Helipterum polygalifolium) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 694

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