Allittia cardiocarpa

Swamp Daisy

Tufted perennial herb.

Additional information

  • SynonymBrachyscome cardiocarpa
  • FamilyAsteraceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size10-45 cm x 20-25 cm
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesTuft of dark green to purplish grass-like leaves 4-30 cm x 1-3 mm. Remnants of old leaves often retained. Some narrow leaves on flower stems.
  • Flower colourWhite, mauve
  • Flowering timeJune to February
  • FlowersSingle daisy flowerheads held above leaves on erect stems.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNectar for butterflies
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsSwampy soil in grassy wetlands. Full sun, semi shade. Very restricted known occurrence within the Shire.
  • Garden useAttractive daisy grown in groups in soil which does not dry out.
  • Commercially availableIndigenous nursery
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites. More common outside the Shire boundary.
  • Related speciesAllittia uliginosa is similar. It can be found beside swamps rather than in the water. Most leaves will be divided by 1-6 deep lobes, to 11 cm x 4-14 mm.
Photographer/s: 1, 3 Marilyn Bull ©; 2 Marty White/SYR ©

Plant Communities

  • 44 Grassy Wetland Complex (EVC 125)
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