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Carpesium cernuum L.
Family Asteraceae
Carpesium cernuum L. APNI*

Description: Possibly annual herb, usually 30–60 cm high, with fine pale ± appressed hairs to ± cottony.

Leaves with lamina elliptic to obovate, lower ones c. 10–18 cm long and 3–5.5 cm wide, upper ones usually 4–7 cm long and 1–2.5 cm wide; petiole to 2 cm long.

Heads solitary, terminal on main and side branches, usually subtended by 1-several small leaves and nodding. Outer involucral bracts spreading or reflexed, lanceolate or elliptic, acute, entire, pubescent; inner bracts narrow-oblong, acute, obtuse or rounded, margins often slightly toothed, erect. Florets yellow.

Achenes c. 4 mm long.


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Flowering: summer–autumn.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in forest and along roadsides; probably naturalized, north from the McPherson Ra. Native of Eur. & Asia.
NSW subdivisions: *NC
Other Australian states: *Qld
AVH map***

Text by E. A. Brown
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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