Common name: Dwarf Jo-jo, Button Burweed
Soliva anthemifolia (Juss.) R.Br. ex Less. APNI*
Description: Annual herb, initially stemless, eventually with ± prostrate stems typically < 5 cm long.
Leaves basal, 2- or 3-pinnatisect, 4–13 cm long, 1–4 cm wide, hairs sparse, more dense near base; petiole to 5 cm long, sheathing basally.
Heads axillary, forming dense clusters in centre of plant, ± globose, 5–12 mm diam.; involucral bracts lanceolate, c. 3 mm long, margins entire, hairy.
Achenes narrow-cuneate, c. 3 mm long; wingless, lateral ribs thickened, transversely corrugated near base; pubescent at apex; spine 2–3 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Weed of lawns and playing fields, widespread. Native of South America.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *NWP, *SWP
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *S.A.
Text by E. A. Brown
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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