J. Arnold Arbor. 34: 6 (1953) APNI
Annual herb, 10–25 cm high, erect; branches 1–several, mostly from base, covered with a mixture of long, coarse, spreading, broad-based hairs and finer appressed hairs. Leaves hispid, apex acute; rosette leaves linear to linear-oblanceolate, 1–4 cm long, 2–4 mm wide; cauline leaves linear-lanceolate. Bracts as long as or longer than sepals. Sepals linear, 3–4 mm long, acute, elongating to c. 6 mm in fruit, hairy; corolla 4–5 mm long, with tufts of hairs in throat, yellow, lobes oblong to more or less square, c. 1 mm long, much shorter than tube; anthers c. 1 mm long. Mericarps 1.5–2 mm long, pale brown. Flowers mainly Oct.–Dec.
*LoM, *MuM, *Wim. Also naturalised SA, NSW. Native to the Mediterranean. In Victoria, currently known only from the Morkalla, Patchewollock and Pink Lakes areas of the Mallee where it has been found mostly on sandy soils.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|