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Conostylis setigera R. Br.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Conostylis R. Br. (ワタボウシ*), cone flowers

Lifeform: perennial herb
Distribution: endemic to the south-west of Western Australia C. setigera R. Br., bristly cottonhead

Conostylis setigera in Western Australia

Aragewataboushi* (アラゲワタボウシ, 荒毛綿帽子), bristly cottonhead, bristly conostylis or Joey cat's paw (*: tentative translation)
Lifeform: turfed, perennial herb
Distribution: endemic to south-west of Western Australia (Dongara to Augusta)
Habitat: stable open heathlands in secondary dunes
Soil: gravel, sandy loam or laterite

Flower: yellow - red

Conostylis aemula Lindl.
Conostylis pusilla Endl.

ssp. dasys Hopper
ssp. setigera

[1/2] near the coast of Perth, Western Australia. on October 4 2003.