Common name: Boneseed
Chrysanthemoides monilifera subsp. monilifera (L.) Norl. APNI*
Description: Leaves obovate to elliptic, 2–6 cm long, 1–3 cm wide, base gradually attenuate, margins toothed with often apiculate lobes; fruit globose to subglobose. Inner involucral bracts broad-ovate to lanceolate, usually with wooly and ± lacerate margins. Ray florets 4–8; ligules 7–14 mm long.
Flowering: Flowers August–December
Distribution and occurrence: Previously planted as a sand dune stabilizer but has since become a serious weed in coastal vegetation and cleared land; naturalized south from the Sydney area and in the Broken Hill and Dareton districts.
NSW subdivisions: NC, *CC, *SC, *CT, *SWP, *NFWP, *SFWP
Other Australian states: *Vic. *Tas. *W.A. *S.A.
Declared Noxious Weed
Text by J. A. Scott
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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