Showy Burr -daisy
Annual or perennial forb 10-40cm tall, often woody at the base. Basal leaves soon withering, toothed near the tip. Stem leaves alternating up the stems, 1.5-8cm long, 3-27mm wide, flat, rough to hairy, edges deeply divided to coarsely toothed. Flower heads behind the 'petals' hemispherical, yellow, with 18-30 ‘petals’, in loose groups of 2-5 at the ends of the stems. Seeds hairless, with 2 spines. Rare Vic.
Description and photograph of flowering plant (pages 654-645) and line drawing of seed (Fig. 65e, page 654) iin G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales