Max Mueller’s burr-daisy
Endangered: Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016
The Max Mueller’s burr-daisy forms large mats in the herb-rich grassland of sub- alpine treeless plains.
It was first recorded in Victoria in the 19th century, but was not seen in that state again until 2009.
It has been found in only five sites in NSW, four of which lie within Kosciuszko National Park.
- Ox-eye daisy is highly competitive in the habitat of this species.
- Horses browse on the Max Mueller’s burr-daisy and spread ox-eye daisy in the process. They also trample, causing direct damage and disturbance.
- Rabbits expose bare ground,thus facilitating the establishment of ox-eye daisy.
- Deer are an emerging problem in the vicinity of populations and may browse this species or facilitate the spread and establishment of ox-eye daisy.
- Pigs preferentially dig in the grassland community where this species occurs.