Calotis scabiosifolia var. integrifolia

Rough Burr Daisy

Hairy tufted perennial herb rooting at nodes as it spreads, forming new tufts.

Additional information

  • FamilyAsteraceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size0.3-0.5 m x 0.5-1 m
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesNarrow basal leaves lacking teeth, 3-20 cm x 1 cm. Small oblong leaves on flowering stem (scape).
  • Flower colourMauve
  • Flowering timeAugust to November
  • FlowersSingle daisy flowerhead well displayed above leaves. Round fruits have burrs.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNectar for butterflies
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsDry well drained soils of foothills. Full sun, semi shade.
  • Garden useRockeries, embankments, containers. Plant under established trees.
  • Commercially availableUnlikely to be available within the Shire of Yarra Ranges
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites. More common outside the Shire boundary.
Photographer/s: 1, 4 Marilyn Bull ©; 2, 3 Neil Blair, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©

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