Common name: Stuart's Daisy
Brachyscome stuartii Benth. APNI*
Synonyms: Brachycome stuartii Benth. APNI*
Description: Erect, tufted, glabrous perennial to 25 cm high.
Leaves in a basal rosette, to 9.5 cm long, pinnatisect with lobes to 10 mm long and 2 mm wide, acute, margins entire, toothed or lobed; filiform up stem.
Heads solitary, 6–8 mm diam.; peduncle naked, 8–21 cm long; involucral bracts oblanceolate, obtuse, entire or finely toothed. Ray florets white, mauve or pale blue; ligule 5–8 mm long.
Achenes cuneate, laterally flattened, 0.9–1.7 mm long, brown to black, tuberculate in the centre with 2 conspicuous longitudinal folds and smooth margins; pappus of unequal bristles 0.1 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on swampy ground, often forming a dense cover; north from Bathurst district, but chiefly on the New England Tablelands.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, CT, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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