Telopea 5: 35 (1992) APNI
Robust herb with 1–3 flowering scapes to 75 cm high; roots thick, tomentose. Leaves basal and cauline, narrow-oblanceolate, 15–40 cm long, 8–20 mm wide, obtuse, usually deep red and attenuate at the base and broadly stem-clasping, with 1–several prominent longitudinal veins, glabrous or with few scattered finely woolly or multiseptate hairs (sometimes denser on margins or midrib); old leaf-bases retained. Inflorescence bright yellow, hemispherical, 1.7–3 cm diam., with up to 300 capitula on peduncles 2–5 mm long; scape crimson with scattered fine, woolly hairs. Capitula with 7–12 florets; bract subtending capitulum broadly deltoid to ovate, margins membranous, stereome small, diffuse, ovate, glandular-hairy, with silky hairs. Cypselas 1–1.8 mm long; pappus 3–4 mm long Flowers spring and summer.
CVU, DunT, EGL, GipP, Glep, Gold, HNF, LoM, MuF, MuM, NIS, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA, NSW, Tas. Restricted to but locally common in swampy areas and drainage lines, usually in heavy clayey soils, often partially submerged for at least some of the growing season. Mostly in lowlands, but also in subalpine bogs near Mt Wellington and Lake Mountain.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|