L., Sp. Pl. 811 (1753) subsp. communis.
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Nipplewort.
Herb to 1 m high, annual or persisting into a second year; stem single, erect, loosely branched above, pubescent; lower leaves oblanceolate, petiolate, to 16 cm long, c. 7 cm wide, dentate to lyrate-pinnatisect with a very large terminal lobe, soft, pubescent to scabridulous; upper leaves small, shortly petiolate to sessile, ovate to lanceolate, dentate to subentire, subtending branches of the inflorescence.
Involucres 6-8 mm long, 3-4 mm diam.; outer bracts 3-6, triangular, to 0.7 mm long; inner bracts 7-10, keeled, glabrous, green, somewhat incurved; ligules 5-10 mm long, pale-yellow.
Achenes 3-5 mm long, the outer ones longer than the inner, c. 20-ribbed, pale-brown.
Ross-Craig (1962) Drawings Brit. Pl. 17:t. 28.
Locally naturalised on roadsides and cultivated land.
N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas. Native to Europe.
Flowering time: Dec. — Feb.
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
Not yet available