in Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 1: 488 (1845) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Perennial, 20–120 cm high, usually with dense simple and mainly 2-fid hooked hairs; stems erect, few-many-branched. Basal leaves petiolate, linear-lanceolate to narrow-obovate or spathulate, 10–45 cm long, 1–4 cm wide, obtuse to acute, base attenuate, margins entire to dentate; cauline leaves sessile, few-many, similar to lower ones but bases truncate to cordate, reduced toward inflorescence and bract-like on peduncles. Peduncles with few–many bracts mostly close below capitulum. Involucre 5–9 mm diam.; involucral bracts 4–19 mm long; outer bracts squarrose with recurved apices, often tomentose along midrib or apical margins, rarely with simple or 2-fid hooked hairs along midrib. Ligules 8–16 mm long. Cypselas mostly 5–8 mm long, beak usually shorter than body; pappus 5.5–10.5 mm long. Flowers mostly Oct.–Apr.
CVU, DunT, EGU, Glep, MuF, MuM, MSB, RobP, VAlp, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW. Widespread in Victoria but of disjunct distribution. Occurs primarily along the lower Murray River and its tributaries, but also on coastal sand-dunes or in alluvial soils on river banks.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|