Acanthospermum hispidum

Acanthospermum hispidum

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(Starburr)

FAMILY

Asteraceae

Species

Acanthospermum hispidum

Common name(s)

Starburr

Flower colour; life form

Flowers yellow. Herb, erect widely branched to 50 cm tall.

Distinguishing features

Stems dichotomously branched, pubescent. Leaves to 6 x 2.5 cm, rough hairs present. Flowers in heads, ray florets 4-7, yellow. Achenes clustered star-like, each ‘burr’ covered with short hooked spines and 2 apical spines.

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