Fl. Austral. 3: 499 (1867) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Erect glabrous herb to 60 cm high, stems usually simple for the greater part, few-branched above. Leaves narrow-lanceolate to -oblanceolate, (6–)10–50 mm long, (1.5–)2–5 mm wide, entire (rarely denticulate toward apex). Capitula 1–several in narrow corymbs; involucral bracts narrow-elliptic to linear, 2–4 mm long, c. 0.5 mm wide, glabrous, the outer acute, the inner obtuse and apically fimbriate; ray florets mauve to purple or blue, ligules 3–4.5 mm long. Ray cypselas narrow-elliptic, 0.6–1.2 mm long, lightly appressed-pubescent, pappus bristles c. 10–15, c. twice as long as cypsela; disc cypselas linear, glabrous, with pappus like that of ray cypselas Flowers Sep.–Mar.
MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP, VRiv, Wim. All mainland states. In Victoria confined to heavy clay and alluvial silt on floodplains of the Murray River, from Barmah district to the South Australian border (e.g. Strathmerton, Kerang, Kings Billabong, Lake Wallawalla).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|