Senecio hispidulus

Common Name:

Rough Fireweed



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Murray Mallee Lowan Mallee (CDEHJKMNPRSTUVWXYZ) also WA, SA, QLD, NSW, Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Coast Banksia woodland, tea-tree heath 1

Flower Description:

Yellow 2


Annual or short-lived perennial herb between 40-100 cm high 2

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 hairs 1


Image: Mary Ellis

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

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1 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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