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Threatened species

Yass Daisy - profile

Indicative distribution

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The areas shown in pink and/purple are the sub-regions where the species or community is known or predicted to occur. They may not occur thoughout the sub-region but may be restricted to certain areas. ( click here to see geographic restrictions). The information presented in this map is only indicative and may contain errors and omissions.
Scientific name: Ammobium craspedioides
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Vulnerable
Profile last updated: 29 May 2020


The Yass Daisy is a rosette-forming perennial. Leaves are spoon-shaped, to 12 cm long and 17 mm wide, hairy on top and white and woolly underneath. The spring flowerheads are hemispherical buttons, to 20 mm wide, and surrounded at the base by papery leaf-like structures (bracts). The solitary flowerheads are borne on unbranched stems to 60 cm tall; the stems are sparsely leafed, and edged with narrow "wings". Rosettes die off after fruiting.


Found from near Crookwell on the Southern Tablelands to near Wagga Wagga on the South Western Slopes. Most populations are in the Yass region.

Habitat and ecology

  • Found in moist or dry forest communities, Box-Gum Woodland and secondary grassland derived from clearing of these communities.
  • Grows in association with a large range of eucalypts (Eucalyptus blakelyi, E. bridgesiana, E. dives, E. goniocalyx, E. macrorhyncha, E. mannifera, E. melliodora, E. polyanthemos, E. rubida).
  • Apparently unaffected by light grazing, as populations persist in some grazed sites.
  • Found in a number of TSRs, Crown reserves, cemeteries and roadside reserves within the region.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
NSW South Western SlopesInland Slopes Known South of Cowra
South Eastern HighlandsBondo Known Outside Kosciuszko National Park
South Eastern HighlandsCrookwell Known None
South Eastern HighlandsMurrumbateman Known West of the Federal Highway