Glossocardia bidens

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Glossocardia bidensFamily: Asteraceae
Genus: Glossocardia
Common names: Native cobbler’s pegs
ALA reference

This plant is native to Australia but also occurs naturally in SE Asia, Taiwan, the Pacific Islands and possibly other parts of the world. It is a perennial with a basal rosette of leaves and flowering stems that grow to a height of about 30 – 40 cm. While it is from the same family as Cobbler’s Pegs (Asteraceae) it is not closely related even though the seed heads look like miniature versions of Cobbler’s Pegs. (December 2007)