Botanical Name: Xanthosia pilosa
Common Name: Woolly Xanthosia
Xanthosia: From Greek xanthos, meaning yellow, referring to the flowers even though most are white.
pilosa: From Latin pilos meaning hairy, referring to the leaves.
Habitat: Sheltered woodlands, usually in dry, rocky and sandy areas. Drought tolerant.
Habit: Straggling, herbaceous plant <50cm.
Leaves: Covered in fine hairs, 3-lobed.
Flowers: Greenish-white. Pollinated by bees, wasps, beetles and flies. In the same plant family as carrots.
Flowering time: Spring to Summer.
Range: Along the coast from Queensland to NSW, Victoria and Tasmania. Common throughout The Hills Shire.