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Craspedia uniflora var. uniflora (Wollyhead)

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Asterales
Family: Compositae
Genus: Craspedia.
Species: C. uniflora
Species var: uniflora
Binomial name: Craspedia uniflora var. uniflora
Synonyms: Staehelina fimbriata, Craspedia fimbriata, Craspedia fimbriata var. marginata
Common name: Woollyhead, Pautea, Bachelor's Button, Billy Buttons,

Craspedia uniflora var. uniflora is an indigenous highly variable green rosette herb. Craspedia uniflora has simple leaves. The leaves are arranged opposite one another and the margins have white ciliate margins.
The flower head (1.5-3cm across) on a stalk (15-cm long) consists of many white/yellow flowers. 
It is grows from Rotorua in the North Island southwards to Southland and Fiordland.

Photographed at Otari Wilton Reserve, Wellington.
 

The multiflowered head.
 

A new flowerhead forming.

 
The wind carried seeds are being released.
 

The hairy white margined leaves.