Fl. Carniol., edn 2, 2: 95 (1772) APNI
Establishment means:Sparingly established
Annual or biennial herb to c. 80 cm high, transiently woolly on newer growth, not glaucous. Leaves grass-like, sheathing at base, the basal ones linear, to 50 cm long, c. 10 mm wide, acute; cauline leaves lanceolate, subamplexicaul, acute. Capitula solitary, opening in the morning and closing during the day; peduncles inflated below capitula; involucral bracts mostly 8–12, 3–6 cm long. Ligules c. half as long as bracts, yellow. Cypselas 25–35 mm long; outer cypselas curved, ribbed, muricate to spinulose, light to mid brown, with beak and body c. equal; inner cypselas, straight, almost smooth; pappus 20–35 mm long, cream or grey-cream. Flowers Nov.–Apr.
*EGU, *MonT, *SnM. Native to Europe. Naturalized in north-east Victoria on a roadside near Suggan Buggan, limestone outcrops at Limestone Creek and in a tree plantation near the Delegatate River.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||introduced|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|