Cushion-forming perennial herb to 20 cm tall, almost glabrous to densely hairy. Stems usually much-branched. Leaves 1-3 times divided, petiolate. Capitula solitary at apex of stems, to 6.5 cm across; summer to winter. Ray florets with ligules 15-24 mm long, white. Achenes slightly ribbed. Pappus a crown to 1mm high. [A. cupaniana Nyman]
Other white-flowering species include:
A. cretica L. subsp. cretica from C and S Europe, which is a cushion-forming herb with divided leaves and solitary capitula with untoothed receptacle scales [A. montana L.];
A. carpatica Willd. from C and S Europe, which is a cushion-forming herb with divided leaves and solitary capitula with toothed receptacle scales. [A. cretica L. subsp. carpatica (Willd.) Grierson]
Source: (2002). Asteraceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.