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Picris angustifolia DC. subsp. angustifolia Family Asteraceae
Picris angustifolia subsp. angustifolia DC. APNI*

Synonyms: Picris hieracioides L. APNI*

Description: Annual to perennial, 7–140 cm high, with sparse to dense simple and 2-fid hooked hairs, stems few-branched.

Leaves few, petiolate below, sessile above, linear to narrow-ovate or oblanceolate, to 40 cm long, 3.5 cm wide, obtuse to acute, entire to dentate.

Peduncles with up to 6 bracts below the head, heads 3–8 mm diameter, in loose terminal corymbs, involucral bracts with 1–3 lines of hairs along the midrib, involucral bracts 10–17 mm long, ligules 7–19 mm long.

Achenes 6–11 mm long, with beak 2–7 mm long, pappus of bristles 7–10 mm long.


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Flowering: Flowers September to December

Distribution and occurrence: Rare.

Grows in scrub on coastal dunes, grassy woodland or open forest.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, NT, CT, ?ST, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
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One naturalised collection is from Brogo on the South Coast, having been planted in a garden and naturalising there.


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.

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