Prodr. 6: 374 (1838) APNI
Slender, erect, simple or few-branched, glabrous annual or short-lived perennial, 30–100(–160) cm high. Leaves sessile, the lower auriculate, oblanceolate or obovate, coarsely toothed to entire, becoming ovate to lanceolate, entire, with broadly stem-clasping (often overlapping) bases above, 3–14 cm long, 8–40 mm wide; upper surface dull green, somewhat waxy; lower surface grey-green, waxy. Inflorescence of c. 10–30 capitula; capitula radiate; involucre cup-shaped or campanulate, 6–10 mm long; bracts 12–16; bracteoles not immediately subtending involucre. Ray florets 6–9, yellow, ligules 8–15 mm long; disc florets c. 30–50, yellow. Cypselas cylindric, 2–3 mm long, with 8–10 prominent, alternately glabrous and hairy channels, brown to blackish; pappus of fine white barbellate hairs 3–4 mm long, deciduous Flowers Oct.–Mar.
CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, NIS, OtP, OtR, Strz, VAlp, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also NSW, Tas. Locally common in wet forests east from the Grampians, usually appearing in canopy gaps or track margins following disturbance.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|