Glebionis segetum (L.) Fourr.

Corn Marigold

Ann. Soc. Linn. Lyon, ser. 2, 17: 90 (1869) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Extinct

Establishment means:Introduced

Erect annual 20–80 cm high; stems fleshy, glabrous, simple or branched. Leaves sessile, oblong or obovate in outline, pinnate or not divided, 25–70 mm long, 8–25 mm wide, apex acute to obtuse, base hardly or half-clasping, margins dentate or entire. Capitula 1–3, 3–6(–7) cm diam.; peduncles 3–8 cm long; involucral bracts ovate or obovate to lanceolate, 5–12 mm long. Ray florets (9–)12–21, yellow; disc florets numerous, yellow. Cypselas dimorphic, 1.8–3 mm long; ray cypselas weakly trigonous, with 2 obscure narrow lateral wings and 5–8 ribs; disc cypselas terete with 10 ribs. Pappus absent. Flowers late winter–spring.

Also naturalised WA, SA. Native to the Mediterranean area. Known in Victoria from a few old records from around Melbourne and a few town centres in south-west Victoria.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-01-21
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-05-09
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Glebionis
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Glebionis segetum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Glebionis segetum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain extinct introduced
Gippsland Plain extinct introduced
Central Victorian Uplands extinct introduced

State distribution

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