Turcz., Bull. Soc. Nat. Mosc. 24:174, t. 3 (1851).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Grass cushion, grass buttons.
Dwarf annual to 5 cm high; stem absent; leaves all basal, narrowly linear, subterete, rather fleshy, sheathing at the base, erect, acute, 2-5 cm long, 1-2 mm wide, glabrous.
Capitula basal, numerous, greenish; involucres 4-5 mm long; bracts 10-12, oblong to lanceolate, entire, glabrous; female florets 8-18.
Achenes c. 2 mm long, pale-brown; pappus scales 8-12, elliptic, acute to obtuse, pinnately veined, c. 2 mm long; inner florets 2-4, yellowish.
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 673.
In mallee, shrubland, dunes, pastures and woodland.
S.Aust.: NW, LE, NU, GT, FR, EA, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL. All States except N.T.
Flowering time: July — Oct.
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