Kew Bull. 56: 1014 (2001) APNI
Threat status:EPBC: vulnerable (VU); Victoria: vulnerable (v); listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988
Perennial rhizomatous herb, 30–100 cm high; stems simple (rarely 1–few-branched), erect, with arachnoid hairs confined to upper 5–15 cm, other-wise glabrescent. Leaves lanceolate-elliptic, 3–10 cm long, 3–8 mm wide, glabrescent but margins with arachnoid hairs; apex acute. Capitula solitary, terminal, 2.5–5.0 cm diam.; involucral bracts elliptic, 1–2.5 cm long, golden-yellow, smooth, apex acute; florets yellow, female florets few in a discontinuous outer series, sometimes apparently absent. Cypselas c. 3 mm long; pappus yellow, 5–8 mm long. Flowers Nov.–Mar.
CVU, DunT, EGL, GipP, Glep, GGr, MonT, OtP, SnM, Strz, VVP, WaP. Also Tas. Occurs in lowland swamps, usually on black cracking clay soils, scattered from near the South Australian border north-west of Portland to Bairnsdale district, but rare due to habitat depletion.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|