Senecio glomeratus Desf. ex Poir. APNI*
Synonyms: Senecio sp. H sensu Jacobs & Pickard (1981) APNI*
Description: Erect annual herb, mostly 30–100 cm high, usually branched from base, sparsely cobwebby.
Leaves ± lanceolate, 4–9 cm long, 5–15 mm wide, coarsely toothed to irregularly pinnatifid, lobes often toothed, lower surface densely cobwebby, upper surface sparsely cobwebby to ± glabrous; sessile with large irregularly toothed auricles.
Inflorescence densely corymbose, ± cobwebby on all parts; heads 2–3 mm diam., cobwebby at base; involucral bracts 11–13, 3.5–5 mm long, obscurely 2- or 3-veined; bracteoles 4–8. Florets 30–45, exserted c.2 mm beyond involucre; outer florets filiform; inner florets tubular.
Achenes 1.3–1.7 mm long, not beaked, dark brown; pappus 5–6 mm long.
Flowering: chiefly spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in moist sites, not common.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, CT, ST, CWS, SFWP
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
Taxa not yet included in identification key
Senecio glomeratus subsp. glomeratus,
Senecio glomeratus subsp. longifructus
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