Australian Native Plants

  Leiocarpa panaetioides (Wooly Buttons)


Leiocarpa panaetioides photo
Leiocarpa panaetioides (cultivated, labelled) Geelong Botanic Gardens Victoria, Australia

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




WOOLY BUTTONS FACTS

distribution map showing range of Leiocarpa panaetioides in Australia

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


Common Name
Wooly Buttons

Description
Wooly Buttons is an erect perennial woody herbaceous plant or sub-shrub. It is well branched with silvery-grey foliage and covering of fine tangled hairs. The leaves are linear to oblong and about 10mm to 15mm long by 1mm to 1.5mm wide. It produces hemispherical heads of yellow flowers in a cluster about 2cm to 5cm long in spring and summer.

Height
60cm

Habitat
Grows in woodland, shrubland, grassland and floodplains on heavy soils

Distribution
Wooly Buttons is found in New South Wales south of Moree and west of Tamworth. Also found in Victoria.

Classification
Class:Magnoliopsida
Order:Asterales
Family:Asteraceae
Genus:Leiocarpa
Species:panaetioides
Common Name:Wooly Buttons