Lagenophora stipitata (Labill.) Druce

Blue Bottle-daisy

Bot. Soc. Exch. Club Brit. Isles 1916: 630 (1917) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Roots fibrous, produced at intervals from slender, spreading rhizomes (c. 0.8–1.5 mm diam. when dry). Leaves in a loose basal rosette or on lower (usually up to c. 15 cm) stem, usually 15–55(–150) mm long, 7–20(–35) mm wide, obtuse to subacute, variably hirsute, margin obtusely serrate (3–)4–5 pairs of teeth. Scape 4–12(–20) cm high, hirsute (sometimes sparsely so), bearing a few linear to narrowly oblanceolate bracts to c. 5–10 mm long (sometimes more), usually inconspicuous; capitula 4–8 mm wide; involucral bracts subulate-lanceolate to narrowly oblanceolate-acuminate, 3–4.5 mm long, 0.4–0.6 mm wide, finely pointed. Ray florets 40–70, ligules 2.3–3.3 mm long, white to mauve, pinkish, blue or purple. Disc florets c. 15, yellowish-green. Cypselas oblanceolate, to 2.2–3 mm long and 0.7–1mm wide, brown or sometimes purplish, margins often paler and sometimes glandular; beak to c. 1 mm long. Flowers spring and summer.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuM, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. Papua New Guinea, New Zealand (where possibly adventive). Widespread and locally common in eastern Victoria, extending westwards in the southern half of the state but there less often collected. Mostly in grassy woodlands and forests, from sea-level to the alps, occasionally on near-coastal dunes.

Specimens collected from damp ground, or 'soaks', have larger dimensions (provided in brackets in above description).

Source: Clarke, I.C. (1999). Lagenophora. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-10-16
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Lagenophora
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Lagenophora stipitata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Lagenophora stipitata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina 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
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory