Fl. Austral. 3: 487 (1867) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)
Low, spreading shrub to c. 0.5 m high; branchlets and leaves lightly to rather densely strigose-hairy. Leaves alternate, subsessile, narrowly obovate or narrowly elliptic, 10–65 mm long; 1–9 mm wide, concolorous, green or grey-green. Capitula 20–25 mm diam., axillary and/or terminal, solitary or in few-flowered corymbs; peduncles bracteate, mostly 15–85 mm long; involucre c. hemispherical, 5.5–8 mm long; bracts 3–4-seriate, subequal, green, pilose. Ray florets c. 20–30, blue, mauve or white, ligules 12–13 mm long; disc florets c. 40–80, yellow. Cypsela narrowly obovoid, 2.5–3.5 mm long, 6–10-ribbed, glabrous; pappus pale, 4–5 mm long Flowers Aug.–Nov.
LoM, MuM, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW. Rare in Victoria, apparently confined to low dune-mallee communities in the north-west (e.g. Serviceton, Lake Albacutya, Murrayville areas).
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