Fl. Austral. 3: 479 (1867) APNI
Erect shrub to c. 1 m high; branchlets and leaf undersurfaces densely white-tomentose, usually mixed with a few resin droplets. Leaves alternate, subsessile, obovate to narrowly obovate or elliptic, 3–15 mm long; 1–6 mm wide, discolorous, green and glabrous or sparsely pubescent above. Capitula c. 15–35 mm diam., sessile, solitary (rarely paired) and terminal; involucre broadly conical to hemispherical, 6–7.5 mm long; bracts 3–5-seriate, graduating, the outer wholly white-tomentose, the inner often glabrous except for a subapical cottony patch, often purple-tipped. Ray florets 8–25, white, ligules 8–20 mm long; disc florets c. 14–50, pale yellow. Cypsela narrowly obovoid, 1.5–3 mm long, densely sericeous, obscurely ribbed; pappus pale, 7–9 mm long. Flowers Aug.–Oct.
Gold, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW. In Victoria common in mallee, box and cypress-pine woodlands of the north and north-west.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|