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Family Apiaceae

Actinotus helianthi Flannel Flower

Diagnosis: A small, wiry plant with very thin stems, which sprawl through and are held up by surrounding vegetation. The flowers, although a replica of those of A. helianthi, are much smaller and are borne singly on a very thin stem

Flowering: Mainly spring, but some flowers are usually present throughout the year.

Habitat: Open forest heaths, on sandy soils.

Distribution: in Sydney from coast to mountains. In New South Wales on south coast and southern tablelands

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