Flowering plants. Photo: Don Wood, ACT

Partly open flower. Photo: Lorraine Phelan, near Melbourne

Common Name

Common Sunray; Pygmy Daisy




Annual forb 2-12cm tall or prostrate.  Leaves alternating up the stems, 0.5-3cm long, 1-4mm wide, linear to flat, with scattered hairs, and entire edges.  Flowers yellow, with many ‘petals’.  Flower heads cup-shaped to almost globular, borne singly or in groups of 2-3 at the ends of the stems.

Description and photo (as Helipterum australe) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 693

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