Edwards’s Bot. Reg. 6: t. 504 (1820) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Erect, ascending or procumbent, freely branching perennial; stems glabrescent to pubescent. Leaves spathulate to cuneate, 6–35 mm long, 3–20 mm wide, distally 3–9-lobed, usually abruptly narrowed in lower half, but the base often dilated and stem-clasping. Capitula 1–3 cm diam.; involucral bracts oblong to narrow-elliptic, c. 4 mm long; ray florets 25–55, c. twice as long as bracts, mauve to blue, rarely white; disc florets sterile. Cypsela body 1.5–2.5 mm long, reddish-brown, usually tuberculate; awns 2 (rarely to 4), 1.5–3.5 mm long, divergent, c. continuous with the slightly thickened cypsela margins, barbed near apex, separated at the base by 2(–4) outgrowths of the cypsela body, c. 1 mm high. Flowers Aug.–Feb.
CVU, Gold, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also NT, SA, Qld, NSW, ACT. Scattered along the Murray River and its floodplain downstream from near Barmah, with occurrences away from the river at Kamarooka and Chiltern. Occurs chiefly on alluvial loam or clay soils, often associated with Eucalyptus camaldulensis.
|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|
|Australian Capital Territory|