Common name: Cut-leaved Burr-daisy
Calotis anthemoides F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Stoloniferous perennial to 20 cm high; glabrous or with a few small scattered hairs.
Basal leaves in a rosette, pinnate with pinnatifid or linear segments, to 12 cm long, lamina glabrous; long-petiolate.
Heads 10–15 mm diam., solitary on bracteate scapes to 20 cm long; involucral bracts ovate to ± circular, glabrous with ciliate margins: receptacle hemispherical, with vestigial scales. Ray florets white; ligule 4.5–6 mm long.
Achenes flattened, with rigid wings on the margins, red-brown to black; pappus of 7–14 unequal awns to 2 mm long, barbed towards apex; apex of the achene (within the pappus) with conspicuous, dense white-woolly hairs.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in open grassland, mostly in depressions or damp areas; chiefly from Braidwood to Grenfell and to Holbrook.
NSW subdivisions: ST, CWS, SWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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