New Zealand J. Bot. 41: 609 (2003) APNI
Rhizomatous, mat-forming perennial. Leaves mostly basal, crowded toward branch-tips, spathulate or oblanceolate, 6–15 mm long, 1.5–5 mm wide, both surfaces silvery or whitish with dense, appressed cottony hairs. Flowering stems erect or ascending, 0–3 cm high (to 5 cm rarely 10 cm in fruit), with c. 5–10 leaves not or hardly smaller than basal ones. Inflorescence a terminal capitulum, with or without single capitula in axils of lower leaves, each subtended by 1–3 small leaves at anthesis, but usually becoming pedunculate in fruit. Capitula campanulate or cup-shaped; inner bracts c. oblong, 3.8–5 mm long, acute to obtuse, rarely emarginate, often with a red-purple band just below the straw-coloured tip; bisexual florets 6–10. Cypselas c. 1 mm long, glabrous or sparsely hairy. Flowers Dec.–Jan.
HNF, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT, Tas. In Victoria mainly from Mt Hotham and the Bogong High Plains where sometimes colonizing bare ground in grassland communities, but with a few records from alpine sites elsewhere (e.g. Mount Buffalo, Nunniong Plateau, Cobberas, Snowy Range and the Baw Baw Plateau).
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|