Sonder & F. Muell. ex Sonder, Linnaea 25:488 (1853).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Woolly mantle.
Aromatic annual herb to 10 cm high; stems several from the base, ascending, branched, cobwebby to woolly; leaves linear, subamplexicaul, acute, 3-11 mm long, c. 1 mm wide, similar in size along the stem, subterete with recurved margins, green, cobwebby to subglabrous.
Inflorescences 4-10 mm diam., with 2-7 capitula, sometimes obscured by a mass of greyish hairs; bracts subtending the capitula obovate, obtuse, to 2 mm long, herbaceous, woolly; outer involucral bracts broadly ovate, 2-3 mm long, green, glandular and densely woolly; inner bracts concealed, broadly oblong, torn-ciliate; florets 20-40; corolla c. 2 mm long, hardly exceeding the involucre, densely woolly at the base.
Achene c. 0.5 mm long, brown.
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 710.
In various formations, including shrub steppe, woodland and mallee.
All mainland States.
Flowering time: most of the year, mainly Aug. — Dec.
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