Common name: Pale Plover-daisy
Leiocarpa leptolepis (DC.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Ixiolaena chloroleuca APNI*
Ixiolaena leptolepis (DC.) Benth. APNI*
Description: Bushy perennial herb 10–45 cm high, with a woody base; stems white-tomentose with cottony hairs, becoming glabrous.
Leaves narrow-oblanceolate, 1.5–5 cm long, 2–7 mm wide, glabrous or sparsely glandular-hairy.
Peduncles 5–10 cm long; heads 15–20 mm diam.; involucral bracts sub-equal, ± linear, glandular-hairy and with tufts of woolly hairs just below apex; inner bracts pale brown, laciniate. Florets bright yellow. Fruiting heads soft, quickly disintegrating; achenes glabrous; pappus bristles 8–12, as long as the corolla.
Flowering: throughout year after rain, but chiefly September–November
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in depressions and on roadside verges with other ephemeral herbs; west from Warren district.
NSW subdivisions: CT, CWS, NWP, NWS, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A.
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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