Sp. Pl., edn 2, 1303 (1763) APNI
Annual herbs, erect or sprawling, c. 10–35 cm high; branches with sparse to dense stalked-glandular hairs and septate eglandular hairs. Leaves narrowly elliptic, obovate to ovate, often narrowly so, 2–7 cm long, 4–12 mm wide, entire or few-toothed, with stalked glandular hairs. Involucral bracts c. 20–25, in c. 2 rows, narrowly ovate, 6–10 mm long; ray florets c. 10–20 in 1–2 rows, ligules yellow, to c. 10 mm long. Cypselas of usually 3 types, some of the outer ones strongly incurved, c. 10 mm long and with spines on the back, others c. 6 mm long and with incurved wings, the innermost c. 4 mm long, very strongly curved and ridged or tuberculate on the back. Flowers May–Jul.
*GipP, *MuM, *MSB, *VVP. Also naturalised SA, Qld, NSW, Tas. Native to Mediterranean area. An occasional weed of crops and disturbed habitats, usually on sandy ground.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||introduced|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|