Common name: Large-headed Daisy
Brachyscome diversifolia (Hook. ex Graham) Fisch. & C.A.Mey. APNI*
Synonyms: Brachyscome diversifolia (Hook.) Fisch. & C.A.Mey. var. diversifolia APNI*
Brachycome diversifolia (Graham) Fisch. & C.A.Mey. var. diversifolia APNI*
Brachyscome diversifolia var. maritima Benth. APNI*
Description: Erect or ascending perennial to 45 cm high, glandular and septate-hairy.
Leaves cuneate, to 9.5 cm long, pinnatisect apically with oblong lobes to 10 mm long and 3.5 mm wide, margins entire and expanded at the base, apex obtuse to acute.
Heads solitary, c. 18 mm diam.; peduncle to 22 cm long, with numerous reduced leaves; involucral bracts broad-linear, acute, entire or serrulate, glandular. Ray florets white to mauve; ligule c. 12 mm long.
Achenes narrow-cuneate, 4-angled, curved, 2–2.8 mm long, light to dark brown, rounded apically, 2 longitudinal folds on each side; pappus of white obliquely-placed hairs, c. 0.5 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread on the ranges and inland districts.
NSW subdivisions: NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld Tas. S.A.
Text by J. Everett
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