Alpine Sunray

Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Leucochrysum
Species: albicans subsp. alpinum
Main Flower Colour: White

Description

The Alpine Sunray is a low-growing, spreading perennial herb with grey-green foliage, and an inflorescence of a single flower head with a yellow disc centre and papery white radiating bracts, although outer bracts may have a pink tinge. The leaves are narrow to broad-obovate, 5–9 mm wide.

Flowering start in November and ends in February.

Identification

The main flower colour is white. Previously named as Helipterum albicans subsp. alpinum

References

http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=in&name=Leucochrysum~albicans~subsp.+alpinum

http://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:apni.taxon:659806#tab_gallery
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Location

Bio Regions

SEH - South Eastern Highlands

Specifics

Brindabella Ranges NSW/ACT

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