Australian Native Plants

  Conostylis aculeata (Cotton Head)


Conostylis aculeata photo
Conostylis aculeata subsp. aculeata (cultivated, labelled) Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

Photograph by Melburnian. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)




COTTON HEAD FACTS

distribution map showing range of Conostylis aculeata in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Cotton Head

Description
Cotton Head is a perennial clumping herbaceous plant with clusters of yellow flowers in spring.

Height
0.3m

Spread
0.3m - 0.6m

Distribution
Western Australia

Classification
Class:Liliopsida
Order:Commelinales
Family:Haemodoraceae
Genus:Conostylis
Species:aculeata
Common Name:Cotton Head