Mem. Acad. Sci. Belles-Lett. Clermont-Ferrand 511 (1876) APNI
Erect perennial herb to c. 2 m high, dying back annually to rhizomatous rootstock; stems ribbed, tomentose when young. Leaves linear to ovate or suborbicular, 2–8 cm long, 3–30 mm wide, entire and sessile toward inflorescence, 2- or 3-pinnatisect and petiolate below, ultimate segments acute to acuminate, upper surface dark green and more or less glabrous, lower surface tomentose. Capitula in leafy panicles; involucral bracts unequal, lanceolate to ovate, 1–4 mm long, outer ones herbaceous, inner ones with broad scarious margins. Florets 10–25, yellow to reddish-brown; rudimentary florets minute, brownish. Cypselas 1–1.5 mm long, c. smooth; pappus a small scarious ring or absent. Flowers Dec.–Jun.
*CVU, *GipP, *Gold, *HSF, *VVP. Also naturalised Qld, NSW, ACT. Native to south-west China. A weed occasionally recorded in and near Melbourne on disturbed ground such as roadsides, on forest margins, and also common along degraded creeks in some northern suburbs of Melbourne.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|