Common name: Jo-jo, Bindyi, Lawn Burweed
Soliva sessilis Ruiz & Pav. APNI*
Synonyms: Soliva pterosperma (Juss.) Less. APNI*
Description: Small, prostrate annual; stems branched, spreading or absent, sparsely hairy, rooting at nodes.
Leaves basal and in clusters, pinnatisect to 2-pinnatisect, 1.5–5 cm long, 5–15 mm wide, sheathing at base; sparsely hairy, especially on lower surface.
Heads 4–10 mm diam. at fruiting stage, solitary in axil of each leaf cluster; involucral bracts ovate, 2–3 mm long, margins entire, hairy. Central florets few, c. 1 mm long.
Achenes elliptic, 3–4 mm long, pubescent; wings scarious, auriculate at base and formed into 2 acuminate lobes at apex; stylar spine c. 3 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Weed of lawns etc. Native of S Amer.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *NT, *ST, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *NWP, *SWP, *LHI
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *Tas. *W.A. *S.A.
Text by E. A. Brown
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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