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Plant Form: Erect annual herb.
Size: Up to 60 cm tall.
Stem: Simple or branched.
Leaves: Very finely divided, up to 4 cm long, grey-greenish, hairy, stem-clasping at base, aromatic when rubbed.
Flowers: Yellow button daisy-like flowerheads 3-6 mm across, arranged in large groupings.
Fruit and Seeds: 1-1.5 mm long, brown, ribbed, with short white scales at top.
Habitat: Paddocks, roadsides, seasonally inundated areas.
Distinguishing Features: Differs from the popular ornamental shrub Cotton lavender (Santolina chamaecyparissus) in being herbaceous.