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Known as the Poached Egg Daisy (Polycalymma stuartii), this annual is named after John McDouall Stuart. The flower appear on top of a long stem, the flower head measuring between 2-4 cm in diameter. The yellow centre and white petals give rise to the common name of Poached Egg Daisy.

This species of daisy is common on sandplains and dunes across the Central Australia region, extending into the outback of New South Wales, and the northern parts of Victoria.

They are often seen on mass, growing among other flowers during mass flowering events. The following images were from the Owen Springs region after a significant rain period.


  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Plantae
  • (unranked): Angiosperms
  • (unranked): Eudicots
  • (unranked): Asterids
  • Order: Asterales
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Tribe: Gnaphalieae
  • Genus: Polycalymma
  • Binomial name: Polycalymma stuartii