Senecio hispidulus

Common name: 

Rough Fireweed

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:



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

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

Not threatened


1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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