Plants of the Castlemaine District
Austral Bear's-ear - native (Cymbonotus preissianus)
Family: Asterceae (Daisy family).
Occurrence: Scattered. It is moderately common on Mt Alexander.
- it has a rosette of broad, indented basal leaves (the leaves are much broader than the leaves of weeds such as Cat's-ear and Dandelion).
- it has one to several yellow daisy flowers rising separately from the base
- both the ray petals and the disk petals are yellow.
Name. cymbos: Greek for boat; notos: back, for the keeled back of the seeds; preissianus: after Johann Ludwig Preiss, 1811-83, who collected plants in WA.
Austral Bear's-ear. Mt Alexander.