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Introduced biennial forb to 60cm tall. Leaves basal and alternating up the stems, flat, 3-20cm long, to 80mm wide, hairy or hairless to glaucous, margins with linear lobes. Stem leaves, and occasionally basal leaves, linear and entire. Flower heads with many yellow 'petals', cylindrical below the 'petals', borne singly or in loose groups at the ends of the stems.

Description and photo (as Podospermum resedifolium) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 712

PlantNET description with line drawings and photos of dried specimens (Scorzonera laciniata):

PlantNET description (Scorzonera laciniata var. calcitrapifolia):