Rhodanthe manglesii

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Rhodanthe manglesii
Rhodanthe manglesii (Drake).jpg
Botanical illustration by Drake[1]
Scientific classification
R. manglesii
Binomial name
Rhodanthe manglesii

Rhodanthe manglesii is a herbaceous plant, a native of Western Australia, that was introduced and cultivated in England in 1834 from seeds collected by James Mangles. Common names for this daisy include pink sunray,[3] silver bells, Australian strawflower, timeless rose or Mangles everlasting.[4]

The flower head is yellow and surrounded by pink or white florets, this emerges from nodding, silver coloured, papery bracts that form bell-like buds during August to October in its native habitat. The habit is slender and erect, ranging in height from 0.1 to 0.6 metres, and the plant often carpets areas of sandy, clayey or loamy soils.[5]

First described by John Lindley in 1834 in the Botanical Register. The description was accompanied by an illustration by Sarah Drake.[1]


  1. ^ a b Lindley, John. 1834. Edwards's Botanical Register vol 20, plate 1703 full-page color depiction of Rhodanthe manglesii; descriptions in Latin and English on subsequent pages
  2. ^ a b Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist Archived 2015-01-01 at Archive.today
  3. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  4. ^ "Rhodanthe manglesii Lindl". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.
  5. ^ Sydney Royal Botanical Garden. Growing paper daisies

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