Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Erect or spreading shrub to 1.2 m high, glabrous (young growth sometimes minutely cobwebbed), usually somewhat glaucous. Leaves sessile, often shortly auriculate, narrow-lanceolate or linear, 3–15 cm long, 2–4(–7) mm wide, entire or obscurely toothed; margin usually revolute. Inflorescence corymbose, typically 2–8 cm across, with c. 6–30 capitula; capitula non-radiate; involucre cylindric, 4–6.5 mm long, glabrous; bracts 7 or 8; bracteoles present; florets 8–12, all bisexual. Cypselas cylindric or narrow-fusiform, 2–3 mm long, brown, broadly ribbed, papillose-hairy in intervening grooves; pappus of slender hairs c. 5 mm long, deciduous. Flowers Oct.–Apr.
CVU, DunT, GipP, Glep, Gold, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, OtP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also WA, NSW. Grows in heavy sometimes winter-wet soils as well as dry rocky soils, commonly on embankments or escarpments.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|