Prodr. 7: 277 (1838) APNI
Tufted, virtually glabrous perennial, (4–)10–40 cm high, old leaf remnants retained at base of plant. Leaves mainly tufted at base, oblanceolate, 2.5–19 cm long, 0.4–1.2 cm wide, glabrous or rarely with some glandular hairs, bases dilated. Peduncles with 0–2 small bract-like leaves, glabrous or with a few glandular hairs; bracts 14–25, 1-seriate, equal, obovate, ovate or elliptic, 3.2–6.6 mm long, 1.7–3.5 mm wide; ligules 6.1–10.7 mm long, white or mauve. Cypselas obovate, 1.7–2.6 mm long, 0.9–1.3 mm wide, biconvex, lateral faces smooth, glabrous, brown or purplish-brown; pappus barely 0.1 mm long. Flowers Nov.–Mar.
CVU, EGL, EGU, HNF, HSF, MonT, SnM, VAlp. Also Qld, NSW, ACT. In Victoria mainly confined to alpine grasslands (where locally common) and wet, boggy heathlands in the east.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|