Bot. Abh. Beobacht. 35 (1787) APNI
Usually annual, 10–70 cm high. Leaves fleshy, margins minutely prickly, glabrous, often glaucous; basal leaves oblanceolate in outline, 2–17 cm long, 0.5–7 cm wide, entire to pinnatifid, acute or obtuse, base narrowed into a short broadly winged petiole; cauline leaves broad-lanceolate, 2–10 cm long, to c. 2 cm wide, acute, margins entire to toothed. Capitula 25–40 mm diam.; peduncle inflated below capitulum, with 1 or 2 small ovate bracts; involucral bracts 4–15 mm long; outer bracts shortest, with wide scarious margins and a small dark terminal appendage. Florets yellow with purplish base, the outer ones red-striped; ligules 16–20 mm long. Cypselas 1.5–3 mm long; pappus 7–9 mm long, white, deciduous. Flowers throughout the year (mainly Aug.–Nov.).
*LoM, *MuF, *MuM, *MSB, *OtP, *RobP, *VRiv, *Wim. Also naturalised WA, SA, NSW. Native to the Mediterranean region. Apart from an isolated occurrence at Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula, apparently confined in Victoria to semi-arid habitats of the north-west, usually growing on sand.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|