Fleshy Groundsel, Yellow Tops
Annual forb to 50cm tall. Leaves fleshy, alternating up the stems, 2-10cm long, 2-6mm wide, linear, hairless, glaucous. Flowers yellow, with 7-14 yellow 'petals'. Flower heads below the 'petals' broad cylindrical, in groups of 1-5 at the tops of the stems, or the stalks arising from the bases of the leaves. Rare Vic.
The description above is mostly based on Thompson, I.R., (2004) Taxonomic studies of Australian Senecio (Asteraceae): 3. Radiate arid region species allied to S. magnificus and the radiate, alpine species S. pectinatus. Muelleria 20: 113, 117, Fig 1 (page 114) Fig 2 (page 115 (map)), Fig 3 (dried specimen page 116)
Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 676