Annual to perennial herbs or subshrubs, viscid, glandular-hairy, aromatic. Leaves basal and cauline, alternate, simple, toothed. Capitula campanulate, in leafy racemes or panicles, terminal and axillary, shortly pedunculate to sessile; involucral bracts 3- or 4-seriate, unequal, herbaceous with scarious margins; receptacle flat, naked. Ray florets 1-seriate, female, shortly ligulate, yellow to reddish; disc florets bisexual, tubular, fertile, 4- or 5-lobed, yellow to reddish; anthers tailed at base, with acute apical appendages; style bilobed, with lanceolate, papillose branches. Cypselas ellipsoid to terete, abruptly constricted below pappus, pubescent, glandular; pappus 1-seriate, of basally fused barbellate bristles.
2 species, from the Mediterranean region; both species naturalised in Australia.