Yam Daisy

Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Microseris
Species: lanceolata
Main Flower Colour: Yellow

Description

Perennial herb to 40 cm high with fleshy tuberous roots.

Leaves all basal, linear-lanceolate or oblanceolate, 4–30 cm long, 2–15 mm wide, apex acute, base tapered, toothed with teeth pointing downwards, lamina glabrous, dark olive green with prominent midvein.

Heads nodding until mature, usually 15–20 mm diam.; outer bracts 2- or 3-seriate, broad-lanceolate, appressed, 3–7 mm long; inner bracts 2-seriate, narrow-lanceolate, 16–24 mm long. Ray florets bright to pale yellow, 15–25 mm long.

Achenes 8–10 mm long, 10-ribbed, glabrous to minutely pubescent; pappus 10–12 straw-coloured scales

Flowering start in August and ends in November.

Identification

The main flower colour is yellow.

References

http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Microseris~lanceolata
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Views (per week)5
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Location

Bio Regions

FLB - Flinders Lofty Block

Specifics

Spring Gully Conservation Park

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