F. Muell. ex Benth., Fl. Aust. 3:643 (1867).
Synonymy: Helichrysum stipitatum F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 3:133 (1863).
Common name: Woolly sunray.
Annual herb 25-55 cm high; stems ascending, few-branched, pubescent, greenish; leaves alternate, narrow-linear, acute, 2-10 cm long, 2-3 mm wide, flat with straight recurved margins, cobwebby-pubescent on both surfaces.
Capitula solitary on finely pubescent peduncles 3-25 cm long, with a few linear-subulate herbaceous bracts 0.5-1 cm long; involucre hemispherical, shortly radiate, 10-15 mm long, 5-7-seriate, glabrous; outermost bracts subulate, 4-5 mm long; inner bracts with narrow-linear claws to 8 mm long and bright-yellow ovate acuminate laminae to 5 mm long, the innermost shorter with winged glandular claws and reduced laminae; receptacle shallowly convex; florets numerous.
Achenes linear, 3-3.5 mm long, rugose-papillose, glabrous, brown; pappus bristles 16-28, free, 5-6 mm long, evenly plumose, yellow at the apex, persistent.
W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld.
Flowering time: mainly July — Sept.
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