Allittia uliginosa

Small Swamp Daisy

Tufted perennial herb.

Additional information

  • SynonymBrachyscome uliginosa
  • FamilyAsteraceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size10-35 cm x 5-22 cm
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesTuft of blue-green lance-shaped leaves, broader towards the tip, 2-11 cm x 4-14 mm, entire or with 1-6 lobes. Remnants of old leaves often retained. Some narrow leaves on flower stems.
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering timeSeptember to November
  • FlowersSingle daisy flowerheads to 30 mm wide held above leaves on erect stems.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNectar for butterflies
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist soil in heathland, locally in the gully below red stringybark forest. Semi shade.
  • Garden useAttractive daisy grown in groups or scattered in soil which does not dry out. Containers.
  • Commercially availableNo information available
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites.
Photographer/s: 1, 3 Peter Kinchington ©; 2, 4 Marilyn Bull ©

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