Benth. in Endl., Enum. Pl. Hügel 60 (1837).
Synonymy: C. microphylla Benth. in Endl., Enum. Pl. Hügel 60 (1837).
Common name: Yellow burr-daisy.
Perennial herb or undershrub 20-50 cm high; stems erect, much-branched, wiry, hispid, becoming woody in the lower part; radical leaves petiolate, cuneate, toothed or pinnatifid, to 6 cm long, to 8 mm wide, soon withering; cauline leaves sessile, linear to oblanceolate, entire to pinnatifid, 0.5-2.5 cm long, 2-4 mm wide, narrowed at the base, scabrous-pubescent.
Capitula in very loose leafy terminal cymes of 2-4 or solitary, c. 1.7 cm diam.; receptacle truncated-conical, c. 1 mm diam., with acute scales; involucral bracts 14-22, linear, obtuse, 2-3 mm long, pubescent; ray florets 44-60, 3- or 4-seriate; ligules oblong, 2.5-3.5 mm long, yellow.
Achenes c. 1.5 mm long, minutely tuberculate, glabrous, wingless; pappus of 2 erect awns 1.5-1.8 mm long and 4-9 asymmetrically arranged shorter awns, all hairy at the base, barbed distally; disk florets sterile.
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 656.
S.Aust.: FR, EA, EP, MU. all mainland States.
Flowering time: most of the year.
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