Common name: Narrow Leaved Cudweed
Logfia gallica (L.) Coss. & Germ. APNI*
Description: Erect herb to 20 cm high, white- or grey-cottony.
Leaves liner or lanceolate, revolute, 0.5–2 cm long, 0.1 cm wide, sessile, rigid, erect.
Heads 2–12 in clusters surrounded by leaves twice as long as heads, involucral bracts 2.5–3.5 mm long, with brown to purple hyaline tips, outer bracts hyaline, inner bracts conduplicate with hardened walls, outer bracts cottony on the midrib, female florets 12–18, bisexual florets 2–3.
Cypselas obovoid, 0.5 mm long, sparsely papillate, pappus of 12–24 bristles.
Flowering: Flowers November to December.
Distribution and occurrence: Uncommon.
Weed of grasslands and grassy woodland.
NSW subdivisions: *ST
Other Australian states: *Vic. *S.A.
Text by P.S. Short
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