Actinea

Genus Hymenoxys
Composite Family (Asteraceae/Compositae)



Actinea or Stemless Woollybase



Actinea or Stemless Woollybase
(Hymenoxys acaulis)

This is a yellow composite that blooms in the early summer. It is a small plant, but has quite showy flower heads. The ray flowers have notched tips -- usually 3 notches.

The species name acaulis means "without a stem", and refers to the fact that all of the leaves grow directly from the base of the plant. The tall flower stalk is technically not a stem.