Senecio velleioides

Common name: 

Forest Groundsel

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Grampians, Midlands, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (JKNPRSTVWXZ) also NSW, Tas

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

Wet and damp forest1

Flower description:

Yellow2

Habit:

Erect annual or short lived perennial to 100 (rarely 160) cm2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The underside of the leaf is paler than the upper side. The lower leaves are regularly toothed1

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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1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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