Common name: Marsh Daisy
Brachyscome radicans Steetz APNI*
Synonyms: Brachycome radicans Steetz ex Lehm. APNI*
Description: Stoloniferous ascending perennial herb to 30 cm high, ± glabrous.
Leaves cauline, linear to 15 cm long, 1–3 mm wide, margins entire or with 1–4 linear lobes, occasionally oblanceolate and up to 8 mm wide.
Heads solitary, 8–10 mm diam.; peduncle 3–24 cm long, bract absent or solitary; involucral bracts lanceolate to oblanceolate, lacerate, minutely glandular at margin. Ray florets white or mauve; ligules c. 6 mm long.
Achenes oblong to cuneate, flattened, c. 2 mm long, brown; body with 2 or 3 longitudinal folds; wings swollen (often thin and uninflated prior to maturity), margins with minute curled hairs; pappus a crown of bristles c. 0.2 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on swampy ground; higher altitudes, south from Guyra.
NSW subdivisions: NT, ST
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas.
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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