Common name: Yellow-tongue Daisy
Brachyscome chrysoglossa F.Muell. APNI*
Synonyms: Brachyscome heterodonta var. A sensu Everett (1992) APNI*
Brachycome heterodonta var. A APNI*
Brachyscome marginata var. chrysoglossa (F.Muell.) ex Benth. 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 glandular and eglandular hairs, entire or up to 10-lobed.
Involucral 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, ray florets 28–91, 5–9 mm long, 3-lobed with 4 veins, yellow.
Achenes widely obovate, 2.5–2.9 mm long, 1.6–2.1 mm wide, light brown, or yellowish 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.
Grows in open woodlands with dominants such as Red Gum and Coolabah, in grasslands often dominated by species of Sporobolus and Dichanthium and usually on clay soils subject to flooding.
NSW subdivisions: NT, NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
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