Plants of the Castlemaine District
Austral Sunray - native (Triptilodiscus pygmaeus)
Family: Asteraceae (Daisy Family).
Occurrence: Moderately common in open areas e.g. grasslands and woodlands.
Other name: Helipterum australe.
- it is usually a small plant less than 5cm high (but up to 20cm in good conditions)
- it has terminal yellow daisy flowers (with tube florets only)
- the tube flowers are bent outwards
- the flower has about five floral leaves that exceed the flowers.
tri: three; ptilos: feathered; diskos: disk, the seeds usually have three feathery bristles.
Photos 1 and 3: Smiths Reef. 2: Barkly. The floral tubes are bent outwards.