Scaly Buttons

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Leptorhynchos squamatus subsp. squamatus


Variable spreading perennial herb 10-40 cm high with tufted roots. Few-branched stems, often cottony below the flowerhead. Dense narrow leaves all the way up the stem, often two coloured, smooth and hairless above but underneath cottony-white. Leaves often concentrated on one side of the stem. Bright yellow button flowers 10-15 wide. Dry fluffy seeds.


Details
Flora Type
Herbs
Distinctive Features

Flowering stem leafless in upper portion.

Biology

Perennial. Open grassland and woodland on heavier soils.

Native Status
Native
Flowering Time

Sep-Dec

Taxonomy
Phylum
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Class
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Order
Asterales
Family
Asteraceae
Genus
Leptorhynchos
Species
squamatus

Interesting Facts
Similar Species

This is a complex with variation in the characters.

Native Status
Native