Flowers and leaves. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

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

Seeding plant. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: A Lyne, Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, Vic

Common Name

Tangled Burr -daisy




Perennial forb or shrub to 1m tall.  Leaves alternating up the stems, 1-6cm long, 2-8mm wide, flat, hairless.  Lower leaves toothed, with rounded tips, upper leaves usually with entire edges and pointed tips.  Flower heads yellow, with 24-50 ‘petals’, many flowers in open groups at the tops of the stems.  Burrs hairless, with 2-9 spines.

Description and photograph of flowering plant (page 654) and line drawing of seed (Fig. 65b-d, 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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