Ursinia speciosa DC. APNI*
Synonyms: Ursinia chrysanthemoides auctt. NSW, non (Less. & DC.) Harv. APNI*
Description: Erect or procumbent annual or perennial herb with woody base, 0.1–1 m high.
Leaves dense, 1–2-pinnatisect, 1–5 cm long, 10–25 mm wide, lobes mostly linear, acute.
Peduncles striate, terete, ± pubescent; heads 2–4 cm diam. Ray florets c. 20, often with long glandular hairs, yellow to white above, usually purplish brown below. Disc florets yellowish with black lobes.
Achenes angular, 5-ribbed, c. 2.5 mm long, glabrous; pappus of 5 white, obovate scales and 5 bristle-like segments in the centre (obscured by outer scales).
Distribution and occurrence: Naturalised North Coast (N.S.W.)
Grows in coastal sand situations.
NSW subdivisions: *NC
Text by J. A. Scott (modified J. Everett 2007)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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