Common Name

Weak Daisy, Small Hairy Daisy, Downy Daisy




Annual forb to 25cm tall. Basal leaves linear, soon withering. Stem leaves alternating up the stems, 0.5-2cm long, flat, sparsely hairy, edges dissected into linear lobes, toothed, or the leaves entire and linear. Flower heads with 6-25 white, or pink to violet, 'petals' and yellow centres. Flowers single at the ends of the stems. Vulnerable Vic.

NSW has not yet made Brachyscome leptocarpa a synonym of Brachyscome debilis.

Descriptions (as Brachycome leptocarpa and Brachycome debilis) (page 647) and line drawings of seeds (as Brachyscome debilis Fig. 64b page, as Brachyscome leptocarpa Fig. 64a, page 648) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales

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Photo of flowering plant. Australian Plant Image Index, photographer Dave Mallinson, Binya State Forest, NSW