Senecio hispidissimus

Common name: 

Rough Fireweed

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Far south-eastern Australia from Vivonne Bay, Kangaroo Island east to the Grampians in western Victoria, on Wilsons Prom in South Central Victoria. Tasmania [7]

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

Sandy soils in heathlands, woodlands and shrublands1

Flower description:

Yellow to yellow-green1

Habit:

Herb to 1 m high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species differs from S. hispidulus in having dense, coarse hairs on the stem. The bracts surrounding the flower heads are purple, or green with a purple zone1

Images:
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Conservation status:

Rare in Victoria

References:

1 Thompson, I. R. (2004). “Taxonomic studies of Australian Senecio (Asteraceae): 1. The disciform species”.????Muelleria????19, pages 138--139.