Senecio daltonii F.Muell. APNI*
Description: Perennial rhizomatous herb, mostly 10–50 cm high, glabrous to sparsely hairy.
Leaves oblanceolate to narrow-elliptic or linear, 3–10 cm long, 2–15 mm wide, apex acute, base attenuate, margins entire or sometimes irregularly toothed, lamina glabrous or sparsely hairy; petiole 0–30 mm long.
Inflorescence of 1–3 heads; heads campanulate, 10–15 mm diam., ± cobwebby; involucral bracts 16–20, 10–15 mm long; bracteoles 5–7. Ray florets c. 12; ligules c. 10 mm long.
Achenes 4–5 mm long, ± glabrous; pappus 10–15 mm long, persistent.
Flowering: chiefly autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Widespread on heavy soils, often a weed of cultivation; chiefly west from Ashford and Forbes to Brewarrina district.
NSW subdivisions: NWS, CWS, NWP
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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