Linnaea 25: 488 (1853) APNI
Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)
Annual, 4–10(–20) cm high; stems branched, woolly to glabrescent. Leaves linear, mostly 3–10 mm long and 0.5–1 mm wide, erect, acute to subacute, base subamplexicaul, margins revolute, woolly to glabrescent on both surfaces. Capitula in subglobose compound heads 4–10 mm diam., consisting of 2–5(–8) capitula, often obscured by copious, long, woolly hairs of bracts; outer, leaf-like bracts obovate, 3–5 mm long; involucral bracts 2–3 mm long, outer ones broad-ovate, 2–3 mm long, green, inner ones broad-oblong, green below with a lacerate, scarious apex. Florets 20–40; corolla c. 2 mm long, slightly exceeding involucre, densely woolly at base. Cypselas c. 0.5 mm long, brown. Flowers mainly Sep.–Jan.
LoM, MuM, MSB, VRiv. Also WA, SA, Qld, NSW. In Victoria known from the far north-west, usually in mallee scrub, or on saline soils around salt lakes. .
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Murray Scroll Belt||present||native|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|