Formerly the genus Myriocephalus (species Myriocephalus stuartii), they are commonly known as Poached Egg Daisy (Polycalymma stuartii).

Named after John McDouall Stuart, this is a annual that grows up to 50 cm high, has hairy stems, with leaves on the lower part of the stem. The flower appear on a long stem, measuring between 2-4 cm in diameter.

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

Can often be seen on mass and growing among other 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