Common name: Yellow-tongue Daisy
Brachyscome chrysoglossa F.Muell. APNI*
Synonyms: Brachyscome heterodonta var. chrysoglossa DC. APNI*
Brachyscome heterodonta var. A sensu Everett (1992) APNI*
Brachycome heterodonta var. A APNI*
Description: Erect perennial herb, 15–40 cm high, glabrous or with scattered eglandular hairs, and at least the upper part of the peduncle with glandular hairs.
Leaves basal and cauline, narrow- obovate or -elliptic, 1–11 cm long, 2–18 mm wide, glabrous or with glanular and egalandular hairs, entire or up to 10-lobed.
Bracts 13–24, equal, in 1 row, obovate or elliptic, 2.5–6 mm long,0.7–3 mm wide, green with purplish scarious cottony margins, ligules 5–9 mm long, yellow.
Cypselas obovate, 2.5–2.9 mm long, 1.6–2.1 mm wide, light brown; faces smooth with short curled eglandular hairs and glandular hairs, margin wings inlfated, entire or dissected, hairy, pappus of joined bristles to 0.3 mm long.
Flowering: Flowers September to January.
Distribution and occurrence: Common.
On clays subject to flooding.
NSW subdivisions: NT, NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by P.S. Short (1999)
Taxon concept: P.S. Short (1999)
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