Going to Seed
Rayless Fringed Daisy
|Class:||Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Daisies|
|Family:||Daisy (Asteraceae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Rayless Fringed Daisy (Brachyscome ciliaris var brachyglossa)|
|Synonym:||Brachycome ciliaris var brachyglossa|
Thank you Karen Weaving for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
This is a very interesting plant.
In the 2010 survey of the Murray Mallee, it was removed from the project area as "variety will disappear - mutant"
However, more recently in the Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, vol 28, 2014,1-219, Short noted:
"The combination of highly reduced ray corollas and a distinctive leaf morphology indicate that this is a taxon well-worthy of recognition."
Seeds of SA has it as Rare in our region and yet Atlas doesn't recognise it.