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Common name: yellow burr-daisy
Calotis lappulacea Benth. APNI*
Description: Perennial, erect herb or small shrub to 50 cm high.
Basal leaves petiolate, soon withering; cauline leaves linear to oblanceolate, 5–25 mm long, 1–4 mm wide, margins entire to pinnatifid, lamina scabrous to pubescent, sessile.
Heads 5–15 mm diam., in loose leafy cymes or solitary; involucral bracts, linear, sparsely pubescent, acute to obtuse; receptacle conical, with scales. Ray florets yellow; ligule 2–3.5 mm long.
Achenes 1–1.5 mm long, glabrous, tuberculate, wingless; pappus of 2 erect awns 1.3–2 mm long and 4–9 shorter spreading awns, all hairy at the base, barbed apically.
Flowering: throughout year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sclerophyll woodland and pasture, widespread on all types of soil.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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