Flowering plants. Photo Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Flowering plant. Photo: Russell Best, Murray-Sunset National Park, Vic

Common Name

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

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