Common name: Swamp Daisy
Brachyscome dissectifolia G.L.Davis APNI*
Synonyms: Brachycome dissectifolia G.L.Davis APNI*
Description: Stoloniferous ascending perennial to 17 cm high, glabrous except for a few hairs at the base of leaves.
Leaves basal, oblanceolate, up to 6.5 cm long, margins entire, toothed or pinnatisect with acute, obovate to lanceolate lobes.
Heads solitary, c. 5 mm diam.; peduncle usually naked, 4–17 cm long; involucral bracts, obtuse, finely toothed. Ray florets mauve or white; ligule to 4 mm long.
Achenes obovate-cuneate, c. 1.5 mm long, brown to black; body sharply demarcated from the wing by a ridge, raised at margins and centrally tuberculate; wing entire, margin with short white hairs; pappus of bristles c. 0.2 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in swampy ground, often along roadsides; chiefly from Guyra to Port Stephens.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, CT, NWS
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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