Common name: Large Copper-Wire Daisy
Podolepis canescens A.Cunn. ex DC. APNI*
Synonyms: Podolepis rubida Maiden & R.T.Baker APNI*
Podolepis aristata var. minor Benth. APNI*
Description: Woolly annual to 80 cm high.
Leaves woolly on lower surface, pubescent on upper surface; basal leaves oblanceolate, to 7 cm long; cauline leaves lanceolate, 1–8 cm long, base stem-clasping.
Heads in a loosely contracted cyme, rarely heads solitary; heads 15–25 mm diam., to 15 mm long; involucral bract with lamina lanceolate to ovate, wrinkled; intermediate bracts 6–10 mm long, with linear, glandular claws, but obscured by adjacent bracts. Florets straw-coloured; ray florets with ligule 4–10 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on fertile soils and wet sites, south from Hungerford.
NSW subdivisions: CT, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. W.A. S.A. N.T.
Text by J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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