Syn. Gen. Compos. 271 (1832) APNI
Erect perennial, 15–60 cm high; branches somewhat angular, hairy. Leaves opposite, or the uppermost ones alternate, lanceolate or c. linear, 1–11 cm long, 1–2 mm wide, tomentose, the midrib and often two lateral veins prominent. Compound heads c. globose, broadly ellipsoid or c. ovoid, 0.4–2 cm long, with 30–300 capitula; general involucre absent. Capitular bracts 8–11, flat to conduplicate, 1.9–3.4 mm long, the outermost smallest, all mainly hyaline but the uppermost part yellow, glabrous or with long hairs extending from near apex of midrib; florets 2–3 per capitulum. Cypselas subobconic; pappus bristles 4–9, plumose in the upper part. Flowers Sep.–Mar.
Brid, CVU, DunT, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HSF, LoM, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA, Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas. Scattered, but locally common in loam and clayey soils usually in low-lying areas in woodlands, grasslands and herbfields. .
Records of this species from the far north-west of Victoria are not supported by reliable specimens and should be regarded as dubious (but not implausible).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|