Podotheca angustifolia

Common name: 

Sticky Longheads

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Murray Mallee, Lowan Mallee, Wimmera, Wannon, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory (ABCDEFGHKNPT) also WA, SA, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Woodlands and shrublands as well as sandy ground near the coast1

Flower description:



Annual herb 2-30 cm long

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This is the only species in this genus found in Victoria. Leaves are sometimes succulent, florets are all tubular. It is an aromatic herb with hairs that are tipped with a gland1

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Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria