Brachyscome graminea (Labill.) F.Muell.

Grass Daisy

First Gen. Rep. Govt Bot. 14 , Fragm. 1: 49 (1858) (1853) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Trailing to weakly erect perennial, to c. 30 cm high; stems glabrous or variably glandular-pubescent. Leaves basal and cauline, mainly narrowly obovate or somewhat linear, 2–16 cm long, 1–10 mm wide, not or somewhat succulent, glabrous or with scattered glandular hairs. Bracts c. 15–20, 1-seriate, c. equal, 2.5–3.5 mm long, 0.7–1 mm wide, mainly herbaceous but with scarious margins, glandular hairy; ligules 6–9 mm long, white or mauve. Cypselas sticky, obovate, 1.6–2.1 mm long, 1–1.4 mm wide, brown, with conspicuous glandular hairs, margins and to some extent the lateral faces conspicuously swollen; pappus absent or to c. 0.3 mm long. Flowers Oct.–May.

Brid, CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MonT, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, OtR, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. Also SA, NSW, ACT, Tas. Found throughout much of the State, from saline coastal marshes in the Glenelg River area to Mallacoota, through to high altitude, freshwater streams and swamps in the eastern highlands, e.g. Benambra and Omeo.

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, 2017-07-07
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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 graminea in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Brachyscome graminea 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
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans 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
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
Monaro Tablelands present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

Distribution map
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory