Linnaea 25: 400 (1853) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Erect, branched, hirsute, annual or short-lived perennial, 10–30(–40) cm high. Leaves oblong to narrow-obovate in outline, 10–65 mm long, 7–15 mm wide, coarsely toothed to pinnatifid, or the uppermost subentire; basal leaves usually pseudopetiolate, upper leaves sessile. Capitula 12–20 mm diam.; involucral bracts ovate to obovate, 3–5 mm long, with mixed eglandular and shorter glandular hairs; ray florets c. 15–40, yellow, 4.5–6 mm long; disc florets sterile. Cypsela body 2–3 mm long, tuberculate on each face, brown; awns 2 (rarely alternating with 2 much smaller), spreading at right-angles to plane of cypsela faces, 2–6 mm long, stout, dilated and concave at their bases and united across the top of the cypsela body, barbed near apex. Flowers Aug.–Oct.
LoM, MuM. Also NT, SA, NSW. Rare in Victoria. Confined to dune-mallee areas of the far north-west, where sometimes locally common following fire.
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