Actites Lander

1 species endemic Aust.; all states and territories except NT

Actites megalocarpa (Hook.f.) Lander

Perennial, rhizomatous herb up to 50 cm high, glabrous or scabrous. Leaves basal and cauline, pinnatisect to entire, oblanceolate to lanceolate, up to 17 cm long and 45 mm wide, petiolate or sometimes cordate at the base, sinuate-toothed. Heads solitary, 10–20 mm diam. Involucral bracts in 3–5 rows. Florets all ligulate. Rays yellow. Cypselas glabrous, 4–8 mm long. Pappus of unequal barbellate bristles in several rows. Coastal dunes. Fl. most of the year. Dune Thistle