Brachyscome parvula Hook.f.

Coast Daisy

Fl. Tasman. 1: 185 (1856) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Ascending or weakly erect, glabrous perennial, to 45 cm high. Leaves basal and cauline, sometimes succulent, entire or variously divided, often pinnatisect with linear lobes, entire leaves narrowly elliptic, oblanceolate or linear, 0.5–9 cm long, 1.5–9 mm wide. Bracts 15–20, 1-seriate, equal, elliptic, 2.5–4.7 mm long, 0.6–1.7 mm wide, mainly green but with scarious, often purplish margins, with glandular hairs on surface and margins; ligules c. 5–8 mm long, white or mauve. Cypselas obovate, 1.4–2.1 mm long, 0.6–0.8 mm wide, discolorous, minutely papillate, with eglandular hairs; margins broad, thickened, paler brown, minutely papillate, glabrous; pappus less than 0.1 mm long. Flowers mostly Sep.–Apr.

Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HSF, MuM, OtP, VVP, WaP, Wim. A variable species found across southern Victoria in habitats ranging from coastal cliffs and saline, marshy ground near the sea, to inland Themeda grassland and open Eucalyptus woodland and forest.

The retention of the name var. lissocarpa for specimens with highly dissected leaves seems untenable.

Source: Short, P.S. (1999). Brachyscome. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2018-01-25
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Brachyscome
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Brachyscome parvula in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Brachyscome parvula in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

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Western Australia
South Australia