Common name: Woolly Plover-daisy
Leiocarpa tomentosa (Sond. & F.Muell. ex Sond.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Ixiolaena tomentosa Sond. & F.Muell. ex Sond. APNI*
Description: Bushy perennial herb 30–70 cm high, woody towards base; stems densely glandular-hairy and woolly to cobwebby, becoming glabrescent.
Leaves linear, mostly 1–3 cm long, 2–4 mm wide, woolly-cobwebby with underlying glandular hairs; sessile.
Peduncles 4–10 cm long; heads 12–18 mm diam.; involucral bracts broad-linear, outer ones shortest, woolly-cobwebby with underlying glandular hairs, brown to pale brown, laciniate. Florets yellow. Fruiting heads soon disintegrating; achenes glabrous; pappus bristles 18–24, about as long as the corolla.
Flowering: most of year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in various situations from arid woodland to mallee; uncommon, but widespread, south from Yetman.
NSW subdivisions: SC, CT, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. N.T. S.A. W.A.
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