P.jaceoides.JPG (38050 bytes)Podolepis jaceoides: is a member of the Asteraceae (Daisy) family and known as the Showy Copper-wire Daisy.

Podolepis jaceoides is a perennial with a basal rosette and several flowering stems. The stems may reach a height of 80 centimetres. Stem leaves are sparse, lanceolate and slightly stem-clasping.

The daisy flower heads are up to three centimetres across, often profuse and certainly conspicuous. Both ray and disc florets are bright yellow (see Daisy Flowers). Flowering occurs between October and February.

Large numbers of the Showy Copper-wire Daisy germinated around Yallaroo in the spring and summer of 2008. This prolific germination was probably triggered by good rain in early spring.

The roots are edible and were eaten by Aboriginal people and early European settlers.

Podolepis jaceoides is widely distributed and occurs in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.

The Showy Copper-wire Daisy has potential as a component of native cottage gardens, containers and massed flowering displays.

The species was cultivated in England in 1803.

Propagate from seed and probably rootstock division.

 

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