Yam Daisy

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


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.


The main flower colour is yellow.


http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/NSWfl.pl?page=nswfl&lvl=sp&name=Microseris~lanceolataCreated: 31 Oct 2014 - Stephen L (Clare) SA
Updated: 19 Nov 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Bio Regions

Flinders Lofty Block (FLB)

Region Specifics

Spring Gully Conservation Park

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