Prodr. 10: 28 (1846) APNI
Erect or ascending annual, 10–60 cm high; branches and leaves with a mixture of long, stiff, coarse, spreading, unicellular hairs and shorter, finer, spreading, multicellular hairs. Leaves sessile, acute or obtuse at apex, margins entire or dentate; rosette leaves oblanceolate, 2–7 cm long, 5–20 mm wide; cauline leaves lanceolate to ovate. Bracts as long as or longer than sepals. Sepals ovate, 6–10 mm long, acute, elongating to c. 20 mm in fruit, hairy, lobes half to almost as long as tube; corolla 7–12 mm long, pale yellow, lobes ovate-orbicular, 4–6 mm long, shorter than tube; stamens inserted just below throat of corolla-tube. Mericarps ovoid-ellipsoid, 3.5–6 mm long, rugose, ribbed, finely hairy, brown; areole smooth. Flowers spring and summer.
*CVU, *OtP, *VRiv, *VVP. Also naturalised Tas. Native to Russia. In Victoria, known only from near Nathalia, and the Balliang, Geelong, Meredith and Portarlington regions.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|