Flowering plants. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Flowers, leaves, and seed case. Photo: Richard Hartland, Terrick Terrick National Park, Vic

Common Name

Hard-headed Daisy




Annual forb to 20cm tall.  Leaves clustered at the base of the plant, somewhat fleshy, 3-8cm long, mostly hairless, divided into linear lobes about 1mm wide, rarely entire, tips blunt.  Flower heads small (less than 3mm across), hemispherical, with 6-16 white ‘petals’and a yellow centre. Flowers single at the ends of the stems.

Description (as Brachycome lineariloba) (page 647), photo of flowers (page 648), and line drawing of seed (page 648 Fig. 64d) 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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