Erect herb to 15 cm. Stems may be single or branched, hairless or covered in cottony hairs. Leaves are rounded to 15 mm long with orange-yellow strawdaisy flowers.
|Former Scientific Name||
Annual. Common in herbfields, Callitris woodlands and mallee in semi-arid dry regions.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
From the Greek hydro = water, cotyle = dish, referring to the dish-like leaves. Food plant for caterpillars.
Helipterum are now recognised as African and Eurasian plants and Australian members have been reclassified into a number of groups including Hyalospermum.