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Brachyscome scapigera
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Scientific classification
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Genus:
Brachyscome
Species:
B.  scapigera
Binomial name
Brachyscome scapigera
(Sieber ex Spreng.) DC.
Synonyms

Senecio scapiger

Brachyscome scapigera, commonly known as tufted daisy, is a perennial herb in the family Asteraceae. The species is endemic to south-eastern Australia.

Description

This species has an erect growth habit, growing to 40 cm high. The basal leaves are linear to oblanceolate and up to 19 cm long and 1.5 cm wide. The solitary flowerheads are about 12 mm in diameter with yellow centres and ray florets that are white or mauve. The main flowering period is between November and March in its native range.

Taxonomy

The species was formally described in 1826 in Systema Vegetabilium and named Senecio scapiger. It was transferred to the genus Brachyscome in 1838.

Distribution

Brachyscome scapigera frequently occurs in swampy areas in forests in Queensland, New South Wales the Australian Capital Territory and Victoria. In the latter state it occurs at altitudes above 600 metres and is associated with Eucalyptus pauciflora.

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