Common name: Snow Daisy
Brachyscome nivalis F.Muell. APNI*
Synonyms: Brachycome nivalis F.Muell. APNI*
Brachyscome nivalis var. nivalis F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Tufted perennial herb to 30 cm high, glabrous or minutely glandular, tinged purple at the base.
Leaves basal, linear to narrow-spathulate, to 15 cm long, margins ± entire to pinnatifid, base stem-clasping, petiolate.
Heads 30–45 mm diam.; peduncle stout, leafy or almost naked, 6–25 cm long; involucral bracts narrow-lanceolate, glabrous, lacerate. Ray florets white; ligule to 12 mm long.
Achenes cuneate, flattened, 2–3 mm long, brown, glandular on the faces; margins with broad, entire or slightly dissected, glandular hairy wings; pappus conspicuous, of unequal bristles c. 1 mm long, fused in bundles.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in higher altitudes, south from Mt Gingera (A.C.T.).
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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