Erect shrub, to c. 3 m high, branchlets with cottony hairs and with short coarse erect hairs, not or hardly viscid. Leaves spreading, linear, 10–50 mm long, 1–2.5 mm wide, scabrous, or with short tubercle-based bristles, cottony and glandular beneath (almost to quite obscured), apex acute, margins revolute; petioles to c. 1 mm long. Inflorescences corymbose, 3–12 cm diam. Capitula 30–200, white (or pink in bud), conical, 3.5–4.5 mm long, 1.5–2 mm wide; involucral bracts 13–20, innermost with lamina deltoid, c. 1–2 mm long, erect, white, margin entire, incurved; receptacle bracts 4 or 5; florets (4–)5–7. Cypsela cylindric, c. 0.8 mm long, sparsely papillose; pappus bristles c. 2.5 mm long, apex tapering Flowers Nov.–Feb.
CVU, EGL, GipP, Glep, Gold, HNF, HSF, OtP, VAlp. Also NSW, ACT, Tas. Apart from the north-west and higher alps, common almost throughout the State, often a pioneer species following fire or other disturbance, and a common roadside plant.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|