Botanical Name: Actinotus minor
Common Name: Lessor Flannel Flower
Actinotus: From Greek meaning to have rays, in reference to the ray-like bracts.
minor: From Latin, meaning lessor, referring to the smaller size.
Habitat: Sunny positions in sclerophyll woodland and heath on sandstone hillsides.
Habit: Perennial herb to 50cm.
Leaves: Grey-green, divided into 3 segments, and hairy below. Quickly recovers from fire.
Flowers: White to cream. Bracts hairy, often dark tipped below. Attracts butterflies.
Flowering time: Most of the year, mainly in summer.
Range: From the Central Coast to Victoria along the coast. Commonly found throughout The Hills Shire.