Common Name

Plains Billy-buttons




Annual or short lived perennial forb to 15cm tall. Leaves at the base of the plant and alternating up the stems, 1-8cm long, 2-12mm wide, flat, sticky hairy, with woolly margins. Flower heads yellow, with 0 petals, globular or slightly flattened, single on the ends of the stems. Protected NSW. Poorly known Vic.

Differs from Pycnosorus chrysanthus in that the leaves have a single prominent longitudinal vein. Differs from Pycnosorus chrysanthus, Pycnosorus pleiocephalus, and Pycnosorus thompsonianus  in that the hairs on the seeds are white.

PlantNET description with line drawings and photo of dried plant: