Bot. Soc. Exch. Club Brit. Isles, suppl. 2: 610 (1917) APNI
Decumbent to ascending annual, 2–15 cm high, mainly glabrous but sometimes with scattered eglandular hairs. Leaves mostly or only basal, sometimes linear but usually pinnatisect, 1–8 cm long, 3–9-lobed, lobes linear, to 13 mm long, obtuse, often slightly succulent, mainly glabrous but some broad eglandular hairs usually present. Bracts 5–14, 1-seriate, c. equal, ovate to broadly obovate, 2.3–6.8 mm long, 1.3–4.3 mm wide, mainly herbaceous but with scarious, often purplish margins, glabrous; ligules 1.8–5(–6) mm long, white; disc florets 10–35. Cypselas more or less obtriangular, straight, 2.2–3.2 mm long (excluding pappus), 1.2–1.7 mm wide, pale brown, with a dense, unbroken line of c. 2 mm long, eglandular hairs on the ridge of each lateral face; pappus 1–1.3 mm long, bristles rather broad, irregularly fimbriate, fused in the lower one-third to half. Flowers Aug.–Oct.
Gold, GGr, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW. Mainly found in the north-west of the state where locally common in a diversity of habitats, e.g. on red sand-dunes in the north-west mallee and on heavier soils on swamp and lake margins.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|