Common name: Bony-tip Fleabane
Erigeron karvinskianus DC. APNI*
Description: Sprawling perennial, 20–30 cm high, much-branched from the base, with leafy, ± wiry stems.
Lower leaves 3-lobed or coarsely 3–5-toothed at apex, 1–4 cm long; upper leaves linear-lanceolate, 0.5–2.5 cm long, 1–5 mm wide, often with a callous mucro, shortly petiolate.
Heads few, on slender, almost naked peduncles; heads 8–15 mm diam.; involucral bracts 3–6 mm long, hairy. Ray florets in several rows, pale purple, turning white and finally pink; ligule 8–10 mm long. Disc florets many, slightly longer than pappus.
Achenes oblong, c. 1 mm long, sparsely hairy; pappus of fine whitish hairs, c. 2 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in moist disturbed areas, occasional escape from gardens and rockeries; from Alstonville to Barraba and south to Kiama area. Native of Amer.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *CT, *ST, *NWS
Other Australian states: *Vic. *W.A. *S.A.
Text by M. F. Porteners
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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