Common name: Hawk Weed
Picris evae Lack APNI*
Description: Erect annual up to 1.5 m high with rigid hairs with 2-hooked apices.
All leaves sessile, narrow-ovate to narrow-oblong, 2.5–15 cm long, 4–30 mm wide, apex acute, margins ± entire to toothed; leaves reducing up stem; with sparse spreading 2-fid hairs.
Heads 8–10 mm diam., in a loose panicle; involucral bracts 2-seriate, ± equal, linear to narrow-lanceolate, midrib with long-ciliate hairs in several rows. Corolla yellow.
Achenes 5.5–8 mm long; pappus 6–8 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in black soils, north from the Inverell area.
NSW subdivisions: NC, NT, NWS
Other Australian states: Qld
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Vulnerable; Commonwealth EPBC: Vulnerable
Text by L. Murray & E. A. Brown
Taxon concept: S. Holzapfel (1994)
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