Poached Egg Daisy

Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Polycalymma
Species: stuartii
Main Flower Colour: White

Description

After rain desert areas burst into life, with these everlasting daisies leading the charge. Previously named Myriocephalus stuartii. Grows on sand. Annual to about 50cm, rapidly covering large areas after rain. Greyish leaves and stems, slightly hairy, sometimes sticky. Leaves elongated. Flower heads up to 5cm diameter held on upright stems, yellow centre comprised of small individual flowers surrounded by numerous white papery bracts.

Flowering start in May and ends in October.

Identification

The main flower colour is white. Flower heads with yellow centres surrounded by papery bracts.

References

http://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/14188

Created: 29 Apr 2014 - Member - John and Val
Updated: 19 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

CHC - Channel Country

SSD - Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields

GVD - Great Victoria Desert

STP - Stony Plains

Specifics

Bollards Lagoon, Walkers Crossing, Anne Beadell H'way.

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