Widespread variable weedy yellow daisy with many branched flower stems from a rostte of ground-hugging leaves. Round succulent stem supports a single gold-petalled flower. Unbranched taproot.
Very divided leaves with tips of the lobes pointing towards the base of the leaf. Distinctive round seedheads of silver tufted fruits that disperse in the wind and are referred to as clocks in childrens folklore. Stem has a bitter milky latex when snapped.
Perennial. Disturbed places, roadsides, occasional in undisturbed grasslands and grassy woodlands.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia