scale bar = 1cm.
Groundsel - native (Senecio hispidulus)
Native to eastern mainland Australia.
Family: Asteraceae (Daisy Family).
- it is an erect plant to about a metre
- it has yellow petals which do not spread wider than the green surrounding leaves (bracts).
- there are between 11 and 15 surrounding leaves (the bracts)
- the outer florets in the flower are female, and the inner florets are bisexual (i.e. have seeds and anthers)
- the leaves are deeply lobed, or divided into leaflets.
Name: hispidulus: slightly bristly.
Photos: Senecio hispidulus
on Mt Alexander.