Trans. & Proc. Victorian Inst. Advancem. Sci. 130 (1855) APNI
Prostrate to ascending annual with stems to c. 12 cm long, variably pilose to strigose. Leaves cuneate, obovate, elliptic or oblong, 5–20 mm long, 2–8 mm wide, distally 3(–5)-toothed or entire, tapered evenly to base. Capitula commonly only c. 3 mm diam. in flower, enlarging rapidly to c. 1 cm in fruit; involucral bracts c. oblanceolate, 2.5–4 mm long; ray florets c. 10, yellow, c. 1 mm long; disc florets fertile. Cypsela body 2–2.5 mm long, pale to dark red-brown, pubescent on faces and at apex; major awns 4 or 5, 1–2.5 mm long, spreading c. horizontally, woolly near base, barbed near apex, alternating with shorter, finer awns or deeply dissected scales. Flowers mostly Aug.–Oct
Gold, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. All mainland states except ACT. Locally common in the north-west of Victoria, usually occurring on heavier soils in mallee, box woodlands and Eucalyptus camaldulensis forests, less commonly on deep dune sands of the Sunset Country and Big Desert.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|