Trans. Philos. Soc. Victoria 1: 44 (1855)
Tufted, stoloniferous, glabrescent perennial, to c. 20 cm high. Basal leaves deeply pinnatisect or bi-pinnatisect, c. oblong in outline, 4–12 cm long, 6–20 mm wide, divided to the midrib, the segments typically 0.5–1 mm wide; scape leaves c. oblong, to 6 mm long, entire or toothed. Scapes unbranched; capitula 12–20 mm diam.; involucral bracts c. broadly elliptic to orbicular, 3–4.5 mm long; ray florets 40–70, 4–7 mm long, white; disc florets sterile. Cypsela body 1–1.5 mm long, with prominent marginal wings, pale brown, pubescent and conically raised at apex, the faces centrally ridged, smooth and glabrous; awns 7–12, subequal or unequal, stout, 0.5–2 mm long, minutely barbed apically, villous near base. Flowers Sep.–Dec.
CVU, Gold, GGr, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA, NSW, ACT. Scattered north and west of Melbourne (e.g. Sunshine, Camperdown, Moyston, Dunkeld, Numurkah regions) on heavy soils prone to waterlogging, but now rather rare due to habitat depletion.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|