in Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 1: 424 (1845) APNI
Erect, much-branched, glabrous, short-lived perennial, usually 30–60 cm high. Leaves sessile, oblong, linear or narrow-elliptic, 10–60 mm long, 1.5–7 mm wide, usually toothed toward apex, rarely quite entire. Capitula c. 12–18 mm diam.; involucral bracts c. elliptic, 2.5–5 mm long; ray florets 24–50, yellow, 5–7 mm long; disc florets sterile. Cypsela body 1.5–3 mm long, often with a flattened-tubular apical appendage to c. 1.5 mm high, brown, glabrous; awns usually 2 or 4, rarely 3 or 5, widely spreading (if 2 awns present then spreading in compression plane of cypsela body), 1–4 mm long, dilated and concave near the base, the margins there sometimes toothed, barbed near apex. Flowers mostly Aug.–Nov.
GipP, LoM, MuF, MuM, RobP. All mainland states except ACT. In Victoria confined to the further north-west, but there locally common, usually in dune country, particularly in areas of regeneration following fire or other disturbance.
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