Common name: Blue Bottle-daisy, Common Lagenophora
Lagenophora stipitata (Labill.) Druce APNI*
Synonyms: Lagenifera stipitata (Labill.) Druce APNI*
Description: Perennial herb, stoloniferous, roots fibrous.
Leaves obovate to spathulate, 1.5–15 cm long, 5–20 mm wide, apex obtuse, margins sinuate to toothed, surfaces ± hirsute.
Heads 4–8 mm diam.; scape usually hirsute, 4–18 cm long, bracts minute, 1–4; involucral bracts 3- or 4-seriate, narrow-lanceolate to oblong, 3–5 mm long, glabrous. Rays florets white, pale pink, bluish or mauve to purple; ligule 2.5–4 mm long.
Achenes obovate to oblanceolate, 2–4 mm long; beak 0.5–1 mm long, curved, with a thickened white apical ring; beak and adjacent margins glandular.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in grassland, tall alpine herbfield, woodland and sclerophyll forest; widespread from coastal districts to higher altitudes on the ranges.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
Text by M. F. Porteners & E. A. Brown
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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