Senecio hispidissimus

Common Name:

Rough Fireweed



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]
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Sandy soils in heathlands, woodlands and shrublands 1

Flower Description:

Yellow to yellow-green 1


Herb to 1 m high 1

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 zone 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

Utas VicFlora

Conservation status:

Rare in Victoria


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