Common name: Western New Holland Daisy
Vittadinia blackii N.T.Burb. APNI*
Description: Perennial small shrub, 10–30 cm high; stems becoming decumbent with erect branches, sparsely stiff-hairy.
Leaves apparently terete, channelled, linear, 10–20 mm long, up to 1 mm wide.
Heads 7–9 mm long; involucral bracts ciliate near the apex. Ray florets violet.
Achenes 4.5–5.5 mm long; marginal ridges glabrous; faces with ribs all extending to the summit, with short thick hairs in the upper half; pappus bristles smooth near the base, barbellate towards apex, 5–6 mm long.
Flowering: most of year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in woodland, mallee and cleared land on clay or limestone. Rare in NSW. Known from three records - two from Balranald to Pooncarie area, and one from Lake Cargelligo to Mt Hope area.
NSW subdivisions: SWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: S.A.
Text by J. Scott & J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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