Button Immortelle

Button Immortelle - Leptorhynchos waitzia
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Leptorhynchos waitzia


Annual herb 5-20cm high with much branched stems covered with cottony hairs. Narrow leaves all the way up the stem to just under the flowerhead, 1-4 cm long, with longer leaves at the base. Upper leaf surface is rough and the undersurface of the leaves is cottony.


Details
Flora Type
Herbs
Distinctive Features

Flowering stem with leaves to the flowerhead. Tiny yellow button flowers 1-1.5 cm in width.

Biology

Annual. Grasslands and woodlands and sandy flats in the Mallee..

Native Status
Native
Flowering Time

Sep-Oct

Taxonomy
Phylum
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Class
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Order
Asterales
Family
Asteraceae
Genus
Leptorhynchos
Species
waitzia

Interesting Facts
Native Status
Native