Common name: Woolly Ragwort
Senecio garlandii F.Muell. ex Belcher APNI*
Synonyms: Senecio sp. J sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Senecio dryadeus Sieber ex Spreng. APNI*
Description: Perennial herb or shrub 50–120 cm high, much-branched, stems woolly.
Leaves obovate to elliptic, 8–15 cm long, 30–80 mm wide, margins toothed, lower surface woolly, upper surface cobwebby to ± glabrous; lower leaves tapered into petiole-like, stem-clasping and shortly auriculate, upper leaves scarcely tapered to cordate base and stem-clasping.
Inflorescence corymbose; heads numerous, congested; heads campanulate, 3–4 mm diam., mostly glabrous; involucral bracts 13, c. 4 mm long; bracteoles 5–7. Ray florets 7–10; ligules 3–4 mm long; disc florets 8–9 mm long.
Achenes 2–3 mm long, light brown; pappus 5–6 mm long.
Flowering: chiefly spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sheltered slopes of rocky outcrops; from West Wyalong to Albury district.
NSW subdivisions: CWS, SWS
Other Australian states: Vic.
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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