Aquilo, Ser. Bot. 6: 84 (1967) APNI
Prostrate to ascending rhizomatous perennial to 30 cm high. Leaves long-petiolate, mostly cauline, broad-ovate, rhombic or triangular, mostly 2–6 cm long, 1.5–5 cm wide, entire, toothed or with a pair of small shallow basal lobes, surfaces grey- to white-tomentose, densely so beneath. Capitula hemispherical, 15–20 mm diam.; involucral bracts broad-lanceolate, 5–12 mm long, 3- or 4-seriate. Ligules 5–12 mm long, yellow; disc florets yellow. Cypselas 3–5 mm long, covered by white wool; pappus of 6–8 minute obtuse scales. Flowers most of year.
*Brid, *EGL. Also naturalised WA, SA, NSW, Tas. Native to South Africa. Known in Victoria only from far East Gippsland and far south-west Victoria, where it is a species of coastal dunes (with e.g. Spinifex sericeus), accreting mounds of sand as it proliferates.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||naturalised|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|