Common name: Winged New Holland Daisy, Rough Fuzzweed
Vittadinia pterochaeta (F.Muell. ex Benth.) J.M.Black APNI*
Description: Annual herb or small shrub, 8–30 cm high; stems erect, hirsute to scabrous, glandular hairs usually present.
Leaves flat to subconduplicate, narrow-oblanceolate, 8–35 mm long, 2–8 mm wide, margins entire or with 1–3 small teeth near apex.
Heads 5–6 mm long; involucral bracts oblong, ciliate at apex. Ray florets lilac to mauve.
Achenes terete, 4–5 mm long; marginal ridges absent; faces without ribs, smooth or straight, pubescent; pappus bristles 4–5 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in open plains and woodlands and chenopod shrubland on low-lying heavy soils; north from Hay district.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. S.A. N.T.
Text by J. Scott & J. Everett
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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