Common name: Grass Daisy
Brachyscome graminea (Labill.) F.Muell. APNI*
Synonyms: Brachycome graminea (Labill.) F.Muell. APNI*
Brachyscome angustifolia A.Cunn. ex DC. APNI*
Brachyscome angustifolia A.Cunn. ex DC. var. angustifolia APNI*
Paquerina graminea (Labill.) Less. APNI*
Description: Stoloniferous erect to ascending perennial herb to 70 cm high; glabrous or variably glandular-pubescent.
Leaves basal and cauline, mainly narrow-obovate or somewhat linear, 2–16 cm long, 0.1–1 cm wide, entire, not or somewhat succulent, glabrous or with scattered glandular hairs, apex acute, sessile.
Heads 8–17 mm diam.; peduncle filiform, exceeding the leaves; involucral bracts narrow-elliptic, obtuse, green, glandular, finely toothed. Ray florets white or mauve; ligule 6–9 mm long. disc florets 5-lobed. Stamens 5.
Achenes obovoid to broad-obovoid, 1.6–2.4 mm long, margins and lateral surfaces swollen, brown, with long biseriate glandular hairs, achenes sticky; pappus absent or a few inconspicous bristles.
Flowering: Flowering October to May.
Distribution and occurrence:
Grows on swampy ground; widespread in coastal districts (marshes and cliff faces) and on the ranges at high altitude in freshwater swamps and streams.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, NT, CT, ST
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A.
Text by J. Everett; updated Louisa Murray (April 2017)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992); updated from P.S. Short (2014) A taxonomic review of Brachyscome Cass. s.lat (Asteraceae: Asterae), including descriptions of a new genus, Roebuckia, new species and infraspecific taxa. Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 28: 1-219
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