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Flowering plant. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, Scottsdale Bush Heritage Reserve near Bredbo, NSW

Flowering plants. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Dave Mallinson, Griffith, NSW

Plants. Photo" [email protected] , Hobart, Tas

Common Name

Grass Cushions, Grass Cushion, Grass Buttons

Family

Asteraceae

Notes

Grass like annual forb 2-5cm tall.  Stems absent.  Leaves somewhat succulent, clustered at the base of the plant, with a sheath at the base.  Leaves 1-5cm long, 1-2mm wide, flattened cylindrical, hairy when young, then hairless, with pointed tips.  Flowers tiny (less than 3mm across), greenish to pale, with 0 petals.  Flower heads elliptical or hemispherical, crowded among the leaves at the base of the plant.

Superficially resembles Myriocephalus pluriflorus and Myriocephalus rhizocephalus . Its flower heads are not composed of partial flower heads, while the flower heads of Myriocephalus pluriflorus and Myriocephalus rhizocephalus are compound, composed of partial flower heads.

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 673

PlantNET description: http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Isoetopsis~graminifolia