Pascalia glauca Ortega

Nov. Rar. Pl. Descr. Dec. 39 (1797) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Erect perennial herb to 70 cm high, rhizomatous; stems glabrescent. Leaves sessile, narrow-lanceolate, mostly 5–10 cm long and 4–10 mm wide, surfaces pubescent to scabrous with appressed tubercle-based hairs, apex acute, margins sometimes with a few remote basal teeth. Capitula solitary, 10–15 mm diam.; involucral bracts 2-seriate, lanceolate, 6–10 mm long, herbaceous, pubescent; receptacle scales lanceolate, c. 5 mm long. Ray florets 10–14, bright yellow, ligules 7–10 mm long; disc florets numerous, yellow. Cypselas truncate, c. 4 mm long, angled, wingless; pappus a minute irregularly toothed crown. Flowers autumn.

*GipP, *VVP. Native to South America. In Victoria known mostly by a few old collections from Bannockburn, Geelong and near Melbourne, and rediscovered along railway line near North Melbourne railway station in 2003. It is usually found near habitation.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Asteraceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Wedelia glauca (Ortega) S.F.Blake).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-03-27
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Pascalia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Pascalia glauca in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Pascalia glauca in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present introduced

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South Australia
New South Wales