Common name: Soft Sunray, Hoary Sunray
Leucochrysum molle (A.Cunn. ex DC.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Synonyms: Helipterum molle (DC.) Paul G.Wilson APNI*
Description: Erect branching annual (or rarely perennial) to 30 cm high, woolly.
Leaves very narrow-oblong to narrow-oblanceolate, to 7 cm long, 2–6 mm wide, apex obtuse to acuminate.
Heads terminal on slender peduncles to 15 cm long; involucre spreading from base, 2–3 cm diam.; involucral bracts multiseriate, outer sessile, hyaline to pale brown, inner with long stipe and triangular to ovate or subcircular, yellow, lamina 3–10 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in light scrub on heavy soils; widespread in inland districts, chiefly west from Deniliquin.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A.
Text by Paul G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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