in T.Mitch., J. Exped. Trop. Australia 75 (1848) APNI
Tufted, stoloniferous, glabrous to sparsely strigose perennial, to c. 30 cm high. Basal leaves narrow-oblanceolate to nearly linear, 4–20 cm long, 1–8 mm wide, usually entire, rarely with a few distant teeth; scape leaves linear, to 5(–10) mm long. Scapes unbranched (very rarely 1- or 2-branched); capitula 10–15 mm diam.; involucral bracts obovate, 3–4 mm long; ray florets 20–40, 2.5–5.5 mm long, white, sometimes flushed pink beneath; disc florets sterile. Cypsela body c. 2 mm long, pale to mid-brown, pubescent at apex, the faces smooth, tuberculate or minutely hispid; awns 5–8, stout, 1–4 mm long, subequal or more commonly 2 spreading at right angles to plane of compression of cypsela body, and those above the 2 marginal ridges shorter and often decurved. Flowers Sep.–Mar.
CVU, DunT, EGU, GipP, Gold, MuF, MuM, MSB, OtP, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA, Qld, NSW. Scattered on heavy clay soils prone to inundation, mostly north and west of Melbourne, particularly along the Murray River floodplain. Sometimes forming pure patches by the extensively stoloniferous habit. .
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|