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.

 

Common Bottle-daisy 1
This is the clearest photograph I have showing the leaves and the centre of the flower.
Common Bottle-daisy 2
The flower in this photograph looks past its best, but the delicate colour of the petals is clear.
Common Bottle-daisy 3
While slightly out of focus, this photograph sows the length of the flower stem.