Common Name

Stiff Groundsel, Groundsel, Behr's Groundsel




Perennial forb or shrub to 30cm tall or sprawling. Leaves alternating up the stems, 2-3cm long, 1-2mm wide, linear, upper surface becoming hairless, lower surface hairy, edges toothed and rolled under. Flowers yellow with 6-8 small 'petals'. Flower heads cylindrical, borne singly or in loose clusters at the ends of the stems, or singly on stems arising from the bases of the leaves. Recorded from the Darling River in the nineteenth century. Endangered Australia. Presumed extinct NSW. Protected NSW. Endangered SA (extinct). Endangered Vic. Threatened list Vic.

Description in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 677

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