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