Brachyscome lineariloba (DC.) Druce

Hard-head Daisy

Bot. Soc. Exch. Club Brit. Isles, suppl. 2: 610 (1917) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Decumbent to ascending annual, 2–15 cm high, mainly glabrous but sometimes with scattered eglandular hairs. Leaves mostly or only basal, sometimes linear but usually pinnatisect, 1–8 cm long, 3–9-lobed, lobes linear, to 13 mm long, obtuse, often slightly succulent, mainly glabrous but some broad eglandular hairs usually present. Bracts 5–14, 1-seriate, c. equal, ovate to broadly obovate, 2.3–6.8 mm long, 1.3–4.3 mm wide, mainly herbaceous but with scarious, often purplish margins, glabrous; ligules 1.8–5(–6) mm long, white; disc florets 10–35. Cypselas more or less obtriangular, straight, 2.2–3.2 mm long (excluding pappus), 1.2–1.7 mm wide, pale brown, with a dense, unbroken line of c. 2 mm long, eglandular hairs on the ridge of each lateral face; pappus 1–1.3 mm long, bristles rather broad, irregularly fimbriate, fused in the lower one-third to half. Flowers Aug.–Oct.

Gold, GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW. Mainly found in the north-west of the state where locally common in a diversity of habitats, e.g. on red sand-dunes in the north-west mallee and on heavier soils on swamp and lake margins.

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: Neville Walsh, 2017-02-17
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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 lineariloba in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Brachyscome lineariloba in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Goldfields present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales