Ann. Sci. Nat., ser. 2, 20: 291 (1843) APNI
Erect herb to c. 20 cm high, whitish- or greyish-cottony. Leaves linear or lanceolate, 0.5–2 cm long, c. 0.1 cm wide, somewhat rigid and erect, margins c. revolute. Capitula c. 2–12 together in small clusters and surrounded by leaves to c. twice length of clusters; involucral bracts c. 2.5–3.5 mm long, mainly hyaline but with greenish midribs (the inner, conduplicate ones with hard, thickened walls), outer surface with cottony hairs on the midrib, the hyaline apices brownish or purplish; female florets 12–18; bisexual florets 2–3. Cypselas obovoid, c. 0.5 mm long, sparsely papillate; pappus bristles c. 12–24. Flowers Nov.–Dec.
*CVU, *DunT, *Gold, *GGr, *OtP, *VVP, *Wim. Also WA, SA, ACT, Tas. An uncommon weed in Victoria, apparently confined to grasslands and grassy woodlands (both native and cultivated) in the western and south-central parts of the state (e.g. Hamilton district, Mt Arapiles, Black Range, Mt Beckwith, Mt Cotteril).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|