Craspedia paludicola J.Everett & Doust

Telopea 5: 35 (1992) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

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.

Source: Everett, J. (1999). Craspedia. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Craspedia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Craspedia paludicola in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Craspedia paludicola in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory