Common name: cut-leaved daisy, rocky daisy, Hawkesbury daisy
Brachyscome multifida DC. APNI*
Synonyms: Brachycome multifida APNI*
Description: Ascending annuals to 45 cm high, glabrous.
Leaves cauline, to 7 cm long, 1–2-pinnatisect with 7–10 linear-subulate or oblanceolate lobes to 35 mm long, lobes entire or pinnatisect.
Heads c. 4 mm diam.; peduncle naked, 4–14 cm long; involucral bracts obtuse with minutely ciliate margins. Ray florets mauve, pink or white; ligule 7–10 mm long.
Achenes cuneate, swollen but slightly flattened, 1.9–2.4 mm long, brown to black, margins narrow, smooth; faces tuberculate, each tubercle surmounted by a minute bifid hair; pappus c. 0.1 mm long of spreading bristles.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll forest or grassland; widespread.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, NT, CT, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by J. Everett
| ||Key to the varieties|| |
|1||Leaves with lobes narrow-linear to subulate||var. multifida|
|Leaves with lobes oblanceolate to cuneate||var. dilatata|
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