Botanical Name: Calotis lappulacea
Common Name: Yellow Burr Daisy
Calotis: From Greek meaning beautiful ear.
lappulacea: From Latin lappa, meaning a burr, referring to the seed.
Habitat: Grasslands and open forest on the Cumberland Plain.
Soils: Heavy clay to shallow, rocky soils.
Habit: Perennial herb 10-30cm.
Leaves: Small, covered in small hairs. Drought tolerant.
Flowers: Yellow. Bracts hairy, often dark tipped below. Re-sprouts after fire.
Flowering time: Most of the year, mainly June – October.
Seed: Burr-like. Dispersed by animals.
Range: Found in all mainland states of Australia. Lives 5 – 25 years.