Common name: Hard-headed Daisy
Brachyscome lineariloba (DC.) Druce APNI*
Synonyms: Brachycome lineariloba (DC.) Druce APNI*
Brachyscome pachyptera Turcz. APNI*
Description: Annual herb to 15 cm high, not forming a rosette, hairy.
Leaves ± basal, 3–8 cm long, pinnatisect with 3–9 linear obtuse segments to 13 mm long, rarely margins entire, usually with a few scattered glandular and septate hairs near the base of the petiole.
Heads 11–20 mm diam.; peduncle filiform, 1–20 cm long; involucral bracts obovate, obtuse, margins entire or lacerate, purplish. Ray florets white; ligule 1–6 mm long.
Achenes broad-cuneate, 4-angled, 3–4.5 mm long, pale brown; margins very thick, silky with glandular hairs to 2 mm long; faces smooth, with a groove to either side of the central ridge; pappus 1–1.5 mm long, of unequal bristles fused in bundles.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in a variety of habitats; south and west from Bourke district.
NSW subdivisions: CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. W.A. S.A.
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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