Kew Bull. 56: 1015 (2001) APNI
Perennial rhizomatous herb, 5–45 cm high; stems simple, erect, with conspicuous whitish arachnoid hairs throughout. Leaves crowded at base and cauline, elliptic-oblanceolate, 2.5–7 cm long, 3–22 mm wide, with scattered arachnoid hairs; apex acute to acuminate, sometimes mucronate. Capitula solitary, terminal, 2–5 cm diam.; involucral bracts elliptic, 0.5–2 cm long, yellow to gold (outer often brown), minutely scabrous on abaxial surface, apex acute to acuminate, outer bracts reflexed at maturity; florets yellow, female florets in a single outer series. Cypselas c. 2 mm long; pappus yellow, 5–9 mm long. Flowers Jan.–Mar.
EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, SnM, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT, Tas. Moderately common in moist alpine herbfields and grasslands, sometimes forming extensive colonies.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|