Common name: Hairy Cut-leaf Daisy, Cut-leaf Daisy
Brachyscome rigidula (DC.) G.L.Davis APNI*
Synonyms: Brachycome rigidula (DC.) G.L.Davis APNI*
Description: Ascending perennial to 36 cm high, glandular-hairy.
Leaves cauline, crowded, to 1.8 cm long, pinnatisect with segments linear, pungent, to 8 mm long, c. 1 mm wide.
Heads solitary, 8–10 mm diam.; peduncle glandular-pubescent, 6–12 cm long, bracts absent or solitary; involucral bracts oblong, obtuse, lacerate. Ray florets blue; ligule 8 mm long.
Achenes obovate, flattened, 2.2–2.9 mm long, light to dark brown; wing entire or irregularly dissected, straw-coloured, glandular hairy on margin; pappus a tuft of unequal hairs, c. 0.2 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in well-drained soils at higher elevations.
NSW subdivisions: NC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas.
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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