Common name: Dwarf Daisy
Brachyscome goniocarpa Sond. & F.Muell. ex Sond. APNI*
Synonyms: Brachycome goniocarpa Sond. & F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Erect to decumbent, pubescent annual herb to 23 cm high.
Basal leaves soon withering; cauline leaves spathulate to cuneate, 1–3 cm long, 2–6 mm wide, apically lobed or pinnatisect, base stem-clasping.
Heads on robust, leafy peduncle hardly distinct from stems; involucral bracts narrow-obovate, acute, green, glandular-pubescent, lacerate. Ray florets white; ligule 4–8 mm long.
Achenes variable; cuneate, 4-angled, 1.2–2.4 mm long; usually the 2 lateral ridges more developed and tuberculate; glabrous to ± pubescent particularly along marginal ridges; pappus of free ± equal bristles.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in saltbush and Black Box communities mostly on grey clay soils of floodplains; widespread in inland districts.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A.
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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