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Annual forb to 25cm tall. Leaves basal or alternating up the stems, flat, 3-8cm long, 9-12mm wide, hairless, dissected into 5-9 linear segments with blunt tips, stem leaves sometimes sheathing the lower part of the flower stalk. Flower heads hemispherical, with 8-16 'petals', white (var. alba) or blue, at least on the underside (var. dichromosomatica). Flowers single at the ends of the stems. 'Petals' 5-12mm long.

Description in Carter, C.R., (1978) Taxonomy of the Brachycome lineariloba complex (Asteraceae) Telopea 1(5): 391-392. These pages can be downloaded from the search result for Brachyscome dichromosomatica at

PlantNET description (Brachyscome dichromosomatica var. alba) with line drawings of plant and seed, and photo of dried plant: