Senecio pinnatifolius subsp. lanceolatus

Common name: 

Variable Groundsel

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Murray Mallee, Lowan Mallee, Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, Snowfields, East Gippsland (ABCDEJKMNPRSTVWZ) all states

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

Dry forests and woodlands1

Flower description:

Yellow1

Habit:

Perennial herb to 50 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has conspicuous ray florets and there are only a few florets per flower head. The leaves are narrow and deeply divided2,3

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Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
2 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
3 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.