Allittia cardiocarpa

Common Name:

Swamp Daisy



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wimmera, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEHJKNPSTWXZ) also ?NSW, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Common in damp depressions and other wet sites in heathlands 1
Swamp scrub 2

Flower Description:

White to mauve with a gold center 1


Tufted perennial herb 2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has a single flower head on an unbranched green stem that has 3-4 reduced leaves. Flowers open from a pink bud 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.