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Scientific Name:Pogonolepis muelleriana (syn. Angianthus strictus)

Stiff-cupped flower plant
Stiff Cup-flower plant
Photo: A J Brown


Native to Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria.

Plant Description:

Small herb with prostrate to ascending stems to 15 cm long. Leaves narrow triangular to
linear, 3-16 mm long and less than 1 mm wide. Flowers in small compound heads 2-5 mm wide surrounded by leaf like, stiff bracts. Each flower yellow, tube-like with tiny lobes. Flowering from late winter to mid summer.
Habitat:Often occurring on the margins of saline depressions and around salt lakes.

RegionSalinity ClassWaterlogging Class
Mallee, Loddon Murray, Central and Northern, WimmeraS2, S3W2, W3


Similar to
Salt Angianthus (Angianthus preissianus) but stems are more leafy, foliage normally greener and forms less dense mats. Often drying out to a rusty-red colour.

Stiff Cup-Flower Photos

Stiff-cupped flower plant
Stiff Cup-flower plants
Photo: A J Brown
Stiff-cupped flower flower
Stiff Cup-flower flower
Photo: A J Brown
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