Common name: Hairy Sheepweed
Neatostema apulum (L.) I.M.Johnst. APNI*
Synonyms: Myosotis apula L. APNI*
Description: Annual herb to c. 25 cm high with several erect branches from the base, and a well-developed tap-root; hairs yellowish on new growth.
Basal leaves linear to oblanceolate, becoming shorter and lanceolate towards apex; 1–4 cm long, 2–4 mm wide, apex acute.
Sepals narrow-ovate, 3–4 mm long. Corolla 4–5 mm long, yellow, with tufts of hairs in the throat opposite the lobes. Mericarps fawn, 1.5–2 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: south from Ivanhoe district.
Grows in open areas in mallee country.
NSW subdivisions: *ST, *SWP, *SFWP
Other Australian states: *Vic. *S.A.
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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