Small herb up to 20 cm tall by 10 cm wide. Leaves dull green, up to 60 cm long, arranged in a rosette. Single brownish-green daisy-like flowerheads with >35 petal-like bracts tinged dark-red, held upright.
|Former Scientific Name||
Solenogyne gunnii var. belliodes, Lagenophora gunnii.
Rosette of leaves that have rounded teeth on their margins. Flowerheads held on short stout stems less than 5 cm high. Plant not hairy, or may have hairs along leaf margins. Wavy leaf margins with >13 teeth towards the tip.
Perennial. Grows in depressions in moist soils and disturbed areas.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
Favoured by mowing or slashing, which reduces crowding out by taller grasses. Short stature and prostrate form also protect it from grazing.
Often co-exist with S. gunnii which is softly hairy all over and has fewer (<30) small petals making up the daisy flower than S. gunnii.