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Plant Form: Erect perennial or biennial herb.
Size: Up to 80 cm tall.
Stem: Unbranched below flowers, cobwebby when young.
Leaves: Up to 12 cm long, deeply divided, smooth above, cobwebby underneath. Lower leaves with large end lobe (lyrate).
Flowers: Many yellow daisy flowerheads held in clusters. With 12-15 petals per head, up to 9 mm long.
Fruit and Seeds: 2 mm long, with parachuting hairs 5-6 mm long.
Habitat: Grasslands, roadsides, disturbed places, urban bushland.
Distinguishing Features: Differs from most other Groundsels (Senecio species) in the combination of stems unbranched below flowers, leaf shape, and numerous flowerheads with rays.