Applebush

Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Pterocaulon
Species: sphacelatum
Main Flower Colour: Purple

Description

Erect aromatic herb, 0.2–1.2 m high, woolly to tomentose, hairs brownish.

Leaves oblanceolate to oblong, obtuse or occasionally acute, 1–5 cm long, 0.3–1.5 cm wide, crenate or entire.

Compound heads sessile or pedunculate, ovoid to globose, solitary, 0.8–2 cm long, 10–20 mm diam. Outer bracts spathulate, inner bracts linear-lanceolate, whitish to pink. Florets pink to purple. Achenes 0.7–0.9 mm long; pappus c. 3 mm long.

Identification

The main flower colour is purple.

References



NEW SOUTH WALES FLORA ONLINE

Created: 29 Oct 2014 - Member - Stephen L (Clare SA)
Updated: 19 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

SSD - Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields

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