Common name: Wires-and-wool, Wires-a-wool, Wires and Wool
Lemooria burkittii (Benth.) P.S.Short APNI*
Synonyms: Angianthus burkittii APNI*
Gnephosis burkittii APNI*
Description: Annual herb; stems prostrate, 2–10 cm long, reddish and brown sparse-woolly, some glandular hairs present.
Leaves linear, 5–20 mm long 0.3–0.5 mm wide, bluntly pointed, glabrous or with some glandular hairs.
Compound heads 6–12 mm diam., densely white-woolly; bracts of partial heads usually 5 or 6, ovate to lanceolate or elliptic, c. 3 mm long, upper margins laciniate, hyaline with herbaceous midrib, woolly; inner bracts sometimes ± glabrous.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in shrubland communities, typically on sandy soils; west from Warren district, chiefly in far-western districts.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. W.A. S.A.
Text by E. A. Brown
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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