Fl. Tasman. 1: 185 (1856) APNI
Ascending or weakly erect, glabrous perennial, to 45 cm high. Leaves basal and cauline, sometimes succulent, entire or variously divided, often pinnatisect with linear lobes, entire leaves narrowly elliptic, oblanceolate or linear, 0.5–9 cm long, 1.5–9 mm wide. Bracts 15–20, 1-seriate, equal, elliptic, 2.5–4.7 mm long, 0.6–1.7 mm wide, mainly green but with scarious, often purplish margins, with glandular hairs on surface and margins; ligules c. 5–8 mm long, white or mauve. Cypselas obovate, 1.4–2.1 mm long, 0.6–0.8 mm wide, discolorous, minutely papillate, with eglandular hairs; margins broad, thickened, paler brown, minutely papillate, glabrous; pappus less than 0.1 mm long. Flowers mostly Sep.–Apr.
Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HSF, MuM, OtP, VVP, WaP, Wim. A variable species found across southern Victoria in habitats ranging from coastal cliffs and saline, marshy ground near the sea, to inland Themeda grassland and open Eucalyptus woodland and forest.
The retention of the name var. lissocarpa for specimens with highly dissected leaves seems untenable.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|