White Paper Daisy
The White Paper Daisy (Rhodanthe floribunda, formerly Helipterum floribundum) is also commonly known as White Everlasting, Large White Paper Daisy and Common White Sunray.
This much-branched many-flowered daisy can measure between 10 to 30 cm high, often found forming clumps that can measure up to 1 metre across. The flower heads appear on short leafy branches, measuring 10-20 mm across, hemispherical, with spreading white petal-like papery bracts and yellow centre.
The White Paper Daisy can be found growing in a variety of soils and habitats, often being admired by tourism as they drive pass them growing off the side of the roads and highways.
The following images were taken in the Owen Springs Reserve (west of Alice Springs).
The following images were taken along the Tanami Road, north of Alice Springs.
- Scientific classification
- Kingdom: Plantae
- (unranked): Angiosperms
- (unranked): Eudicots
- (unranked): Asterids
- Order: Asterales
- Family: Asteraceae
- Tribe: Gnaphalieae
- Genus: Rhodanthe
- Species: R. floribunda
- Binomial name: Rhodanthe floribunda
- Synonyms: Helipterum floribundum