Common name: Bog Billy-buttons
Craspedia lamicola J.Everett & Joy Thomps. APNI*
Synonyms: Craspedia sp. E sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Craspedia sp. E sensu Thompson (1981) APNI*
Description: Stout herb with a single scape 20–50 cm high; roots thick, spreading.
Leaves flaccid, basal and cauline, broad-spathulate, 4–25 cm long, 10–40 mm wide, apex obtuse, base broadly stem-clasping; surfaces with long fine hairs and a few multiseptate hairs sparsely scattered, but usually fringing the margins densely.
Compound head globose; compound head 15–35 mm diam., with up to 90 partial heads; partial heads with 7–11 florets, main bract herbaceous, glandular and silky, margins scarious and brown or colourless; scape often tinged red, woolly especially just below the head. Corollas golden-yellow.
Achenes 1–2.5 mm long; pappus of 15–22 plumose bristles 4–6 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in wet high alpine sites in the Kosciusko-Guthega area.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
Text by J. Everett & A. N. L. Doust
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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