Calotis scabiosifolia Sond. & F.Muell.

Rough Burr-daisy

Linnaea 25: 471 (1853) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Tufted, rhizomatous or stoloniferous, variably hispid to strigose perennial to c. 40 cm high. Basal leaves petiolate, narrow oblanceolate to obovate, entire to toothed or lobed, 3–20 cm long; scape leaves sessile, elliptic to oblong, 8–30 mm long, 3–9 mm wide, almost invariably toothed or lobed. Scapes unbranched, or rarely 1- or 2-branched; capitula 15–35 mm diam.; involucral bracts lanceolate to obovate, 3.5–8 mm long; ray florets mauve or white, c. 15–60, 7–13 mm long; disc florets sterile. Cypsela body 2.5–4 mm long, pale to dark reddish-brown, woolly at apex; major awns 5 or 6, stout, diverging to horizontally spreading, 1.5–4 mm long, hairy near base, barbed near apex; secondary awns usually present, to 1.3 mm long, hairy.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, OtP, RobP, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, Wim.

2 varieties, both in Victoria.

Source: Walsh, N.G. (1999). Calotis. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Calotis scabiosifolia in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Calotis scabiosifolia 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
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory