While not plentiful, we had a few Bottle-daisy plants in flower last Spring. The photos below were taken at the end of October and mid November.
Although a native plant to this area, compared to the showy orchids, lilies, bluebells, native pea plants and goodenia, the Bottle-daisy flowers looked quite ordinary to me. They seemed quite weedy, with leaves similar to dandelions and other introduced species. When I took the photos in this post, I actually thought they may be weeds, so I didn’t fuss about them very much at all.
Taking the time to look a little closer, as I try to identify them, I notice more about them than I did in Spring. The fine ruffled petals, the delicate shade of mauve, the hairy stems, and the length of those slim stems. I wish I had taken the time to photograph the centre of the daisy more clearly, and to photograph the leaves for further proof of species identification.
When October rolls around again, I certainly won’t be taking a quick casual snap as I’m moving between orchids. I’ll stop and try to capture the delicacy of these flowers.