Erect glabrous or sparsely cottony herb 10–15 cm high, simple or branched at basal and upper nodes. Leaves filiform, 5–40 mm long, obtuse to rounded. Capitula c. cup-shaped at anthesis, 15–27 mm diam. when fully expanded; involucral bracts multiseriate, outer bracts obtuse or rounded, brownish, margins woolly-ciliate, lacking laminae, inner bracts with prominent yellow laminae c. 3–5(–7) mm long; receptacle convex; florets numerous, bisexual except for few central functionally male ones, corolla 5-lobed. Cypselas broad-oblong, 1.5–2.5 mm long, densely and minutely papillose (but may appear smooth); pappus bristles c. 12, plumose in upper half, dilated and smooth toward base and variably united into a sheath. Flowers Aug.–Nov.
LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, VRiv, Wim. Confined to the far north and north-west of the state, usually occurring on sandy to clay-loams rather than deep sands, often in or near Callitris or Casuarina woodlands, or in chenopod shrublands on alluvial flats.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|New South Wales|