Scientific NameMicroseris walteri
Size and formA tufting, perennial herb 15-30cm high and 15-25cm wide.
Flowers, leaves and fruitThe bright yellow, ligulate, daisy inflorescence occurs on a long stalk and is distinctively drooping when in bud. Flowering occurs from July to February. Fruit is a cypsela attached to bristled pappus. The long, narrow and slightly toothed leaves form a basal rosette. Roots are fleshy and tuberous.
Growing conditionsPrefers a well-drained and sunny to part-shade position. Will self-seed easily and die back to tubers in summer. Was an important food for Wadawurrung people.