Pterocaulon spacelatum

Pterocaulon spacelatum

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(Applebush, Fruit Salad Plant)

FAMILY

Asteraceae

Species

Pterocaulon spacelatum

Common name(s)

Applebus, Fruit Salad Plant

Flower colour; life form

Pink; herb erect to 40 cm

Campus

Campus

Description

An erect herb to about 40 cm tall, aromatic when crushed. Leaves oblanceolate to 6 cm long, forming decurrent wings on the stem, these are about 2 mm wide and margins are entire. Flowers are clustered in ovoid heads to about 2 cm long, only disk florets present, corolla pink to violet. Achenes with a pappus of bristles to 3.3 mm long.