Prodr. 5: 281 (1836) APNI
Short-lived perennial herb or subshrub, to c. 40 cm high, usually freely branched above base; stems and leaves variably pubescent with eglandular hairs and sessile or shortly stalked glands. Leaves oblanceolate to spathulate, 6–16 mm long, 2–7 mm wide, usually conduplicate, entire or with a pair (rarely 2 pairs) of small teeth above midway; apex obtuse, usually shortly recurved. Involucral bracts linear, the longest 6–8 mm long; ray florets blue to mauve, ligules 2.5–3.5 mm long. Cypsela narrowly cuneate or shortly tapered below the summit, 3–7 mm long, flattened, marginal ribs hardly thickened, surfaces evenly covered with scattered to rather dense, eglandular hairs that are often shortly and acutely bifid at the apices, glands present, usually denser near apex; pappus bristles barbellate, the longest 5–9 mm long.
CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, OtP, RobP, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, Wim.
4 varieties, 3 in Victoria.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|