Benth., Fl. Aust. 3:592 (1867).
Synonymy: Anthocerastes muelleri Sonder, Linnaea 25:480 (1853).
Common name: Common bow-flower.
Annual herb 1-3 cm high; stems decumbent to ascending, few-branched, wiry, sparsely glandular-pubescent, pale-green; leaves linear to narrowly elliptic, acute, 0.5-2 cm long, to 0.8 mm wide, subamplexicaul, glandular-pubescent or glabrescent.
Involucre 2.5-3.5 mm long; bracts narrowly lanceolate to oblong, with acute entire apices, glandular-pubescent, remaining erect; florets 5-11; corolla cream, often turning pink; tube 1.5-2 mm long, arched and deflexed, usually tomentose in the lower part; lobes obtuse, to 0.2 mm long.
Achene linear, truncate at the base, tapered into a more or less curved beak, 4-5 mm long, those in the centre of the capitulum the longest, black.
Cochrane et al. (1968) Flowers and plants of Victoria, fig. 315.
In mallee, scrub and heath.
Flowering time: Aug. — Dec.
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