Flowers. Photo: Curtis Clark, Arizona, USA

Flowers and leaves. Photo: Forest and Kim Starr, Hawaii, USA

Plant. Photo: Don Wood, Carnarvon Station Bush Heritage Reserve, via Augathella, Qld

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Introduced annual forb to 1.6m tall. Stems becoming woody at the base. Lower leaves opposite each other, upper leaves alternating up the stems. Leaves with basal lobes, 4-10cm long, 10-40mm wide, flat, hairy, edges toothed to deeply lobed, with pointed tips. Flowers yellow, with 12-15 'petals'. Flower heads below the 'petals' hemispherical, borne singly or in loose groups of 2-6 at the ends of the stems.  Verbesina encelioides ssp. encelioides in NSW.

Description and photo in GM Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 680

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