Flower, spent flower, and leaf. Photo: Russell Best, Murray Sunset National Park, Vic

Plants. Photo: Russell Best, Murray Sunset National Park, Vic

Plants. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, Darling River

Plant. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: A Lyne, Calperum SA

Common Name

Tufted Burr -daisy




Perennial forb to 35cm tall.  Leaves mostly at the base of the plant, a few alternating up the stems, 2.5-24cm long, 3-9mm wide, linear to narrow and flat, hairless, edges smooth or toothed.  Flowers white to mauve, with yellow centres, and 22-42 'petals'. Flowers single, or 2-3 in open groups, at the tops of the stems.  Burrs hairless to hairy, with 4-6 spines.  Rare SA

Description and photo (page 657) and line drawing of seed (Fig. 65l page 654) 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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