Common name: Inland Daisy, Smooth Daisy
Brachyscome trachycarpa F.Muell. APNI*
Synonyms: Brachycome trachycarpa F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Erect, perennial herb or undershrub to 40 cm high, with a woody rootstock; stems glandular-scabrous.
Leaves cauline, linear to narrow-oblanceolate, 1–3.5 cm long, to 1.5 mm wide, apex acute, margins entire or pinnatisect with linear lobes, glabrescent; sessile.
Heads in loose corymbs; heads c. 5 mm diam.; peduncles filiform, glabrous or glandular, bract solitary or absent; involucral bracts oblong to obovate, ± acute, glandular or glabrous, green, lacerate. Ray florets white to lilac; ligule c. 5 mm long.
Achenes cuneate, flattened, 1.5–1.8 mm long, brown; margins narrow, wingless, smooth; faces tuberculate, with glandular hairs; pappus of minute, fused teeth.
Flowering: most of year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on sandy and rocky soils; west from Liverpool Plains.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, 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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