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Cotton Fireweed - native (Senecio quadridentatus)
Family: Asteraceae (Daisy family).
Native of Australia (all States).
Occurrence: A widespread plant and grows in a variety of habitats. It may be abundant after fire.
- it is an erect cottony plant to about a metre high
- the leaves are narrow, dull green, and sometimes cottony on top and always cottony underneath
- the flower are cylindrical
- the yellow petals protrude past the green floral leaves (bracts).
Cotton Fireweed is a variable species. The plant is toxic to stock.
Photos 1: Dried specimen. Harcourt North.
2. Cotton Fireweed. Mt Beckwith
3: Flowers. Mt Alexander.