Senecio hispidulus

Common name: 

Rough Fireweed

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Murray Mallee Lowan Mallee (CDEHJKMNPRSTUVWXYZ) also WA, SA, QLD, NSW, Tas

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

Coast Banksia woodland, tea-tree heath1

Flower description:

Yellow2

Habit:

Annual or short-lived perennial herb between 40-100 cm high2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves are lobed and toothed and to 60 cm long. The underside of the leaves is covered in long bristly hairs1

Images:
Image of Senecio hispidulus
Image of Senecio hispidulus
Image of Senecio hispidulus Image: Mary Ellis
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria