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

Flowers, photo: Kevin Thiele, WA

Common Name

Pigmy Sunray




Annual forb to 10cm tall.  Leaves alternating along the stem, 0.5-2cm long, less than 1mm wide, narrow triangular in cross section, flat, or almost threadlike, hairless to slightly hairy, edges curved downwards.  Flowers white and brown, with 3-6 tiny white ‘petals’.  Flower heads cylindrical, borne singly or in small dense clusters at the ends of the stems, sometimes at the bases of the leaves.

Description and photo (as Helipterum pygmaeum) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales pages 690-691

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