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Lagenophora gracilis

Slender Lagenifera or Slender Bottle-daisy

Perennial herb with tuft of thick tuberous roots.

Additional information

  • SynonymLagenifera gracilis
  • FamilyAsteraceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizeto 25 cm x 8 cm
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesBasal rosette of dark green hairy spoon-shaped leaves 15-80 mm x 10-15 mm, sometimes tinged purple, margins wavy with 3-5 pairs of rounded teeth.
  • Flower colourWhite or mauve to purplish
  • Flowering timeOctober to February
  • FlowersSlender erect blackish flower stalk with single small daisy flowerhead per stalk. Flower stalk hairless except for small hairs pressed against stalk below the flowerhead.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist well drained soils in grassy foothill forests. Full sun or semi shade.
  • Garden useDelicate little daisy for containers or planted in drifts under trees.
  • Commercially availableIndigenous nursery
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
Photographer/s: 1, 2, 4 Marilyn Bull ©; 3, 5 Chris Clarke, NatureShare ©

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