Leucochrysum albicans subsp. albicans (A.Cunn.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Description: Erect perennial woolly herb with woody rootstock, to 45 cm high.
Leaves linear to narrow-oblong, 1–3 mm wide, crowded around base of stems, 2.5–10 cm long, woolly.
Heads solitary on slender peduncles 7–15 cm long; involucre spreading from base, 2–4 cm diam.; involucral bracts multiseriate, outer sessile oblong to ovate, obtuse to acute, straw-coloured to pale brown or purple; inner bracts with long stipe and triangular to narrow-elliptic white or yellow lamina woolly at base.
Cypselas 2–3 mm long, glabrous with translucent warts, pappus of plumose bristles.
Flowering: Flowers spring to summer.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread.
NSW subdivisions: NC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas.
Text by Paul G. Wilson
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