Rhodanthe anthemoides

Family Asteraceae

Erect, bushy herb with slender stems arising from perennial rootstock, with fine radiating roots to 7 cm long. Longevity 5 - 10 years.

Flowers: White, August – May. Insect pollinated, probably bees.

Fruit: Achene 2 mm long, with silky pappus.

Seed: Wind dispersed over short distances. Fresh seed non-dormant. Germinates without treatment.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Woodland habitat, sheltered sites; light shade.
  • Confined to patches in woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden, with little spread into other areas over a decade.
  • Easy to grow and promoted as 'Annan Star'.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Rhodanthe anthemoides plant

Rhodanthe anthemoides flower

Rhodanthe anthemoides fruit

Rhodanthe anthemoides seed