Soft Billybuttons

Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Pycnosorus
Species: pleiocephalus
Main Flower Colour: Yellow

Description

Ascending or erect herb with many stems to 40 cm high.

Cauline leaves oblong to oblanceolate, 3–7 cm long, 2–10 mm wide, apex broad-acute, gland-tipped; lamina concolorous, olive-brown to green, with glandular hairs and septate flattened hairs, especially on margins.

Compound head single and ovoid or globose or branched below or from the centre, giving rise to smaller secondary globose heads; main compound head 10–20 mm long, 10–15 mm diam.; partial heads c. 40–60, sessile, each with 4–6 florets; main bract of the partial involucre with broad yellow scarious margins and a narrow brown thickened and glandular stereome, finely ciliate. Corollas lemon-yellow.

Flowering start in August and ends in November.

Identification

The main flower colour is yellow.

References

NEW SOUTH WALES FLORA ONLINE

Created: 30 Oct 2014 - Member - Stephen L (Clare SA)
Updated: 19 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

GVD - Great Victoria Desert

SSD - Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields

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