Plants of South Eastern New South Wales

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Microseris walteri

Common name

Murnong, Yam Daisy



Where found

Wide range of habitats at altitudes lower than subalpine (at least in Victoria). Widespread.


Perennial herb to 0.5 m high, arising annually from a tuber. Tuber turnip-shaped to narrow elliptical or narrow oval, replaced annually (rarely more than one tuber produced or retained). Leaves basal, mostly 5–30 cm long, 2–15 mm wide, margins entire to lobed. Flower heads to about 55 mm in diameter, with 10–30 yellow 'petals'. Flowers single. Flowers mainly spring and summer. 'Seeds' mostly 4–7 mm long, straw-coloured to blackish, with a tuft of about 10 bristles, 0.5–1.3 mm wide. 

Requires examination of the roots/tubers and/or 'seeds' to differentiate it from Microseris lanceolata.

All native plants on unleased land in the ACT are protected.

VICFLORA description:  https  (accessed 2 May 2021)