Plant. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Flowering plant. Photo: Kevin Thiele, WA

Common Name

A Centrolepis




Grass like annual forb to 4.5cm tall.  Leaves clustered at the base of the plant, with a sheath at the base, 0.4-1.5cm long, less than 1mm wide, linear  to thread-like, rigid, hairless, often with fine points.  'Flowers' tiny (less than 3mm across), brown, in oval heads of 4-10 'flowers' at the tops of the stems.

Differs from Centrolepis glabra and Centrolepis polygyna in that there are 4-10 'flowers' per head

Differs from Centrolepis glabra in that the leaves are rigid, and the leaf like bract under each flower head is curved and much longer than the flower head.

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