Tolpis Adans.

1 species naturalized Aust.; NSW, Vic., S.A.

*Tolpis barbata Bertol.

Annual herb up to 40 cm high. Leaves chiefly basal, lanceolate to linear, up to 8 cm long; the lower leaves denticulate; the upper ones entire. Heads solitary on long peduncles bearing small leaves from the axils of which smaller heads proliferate, thus producing cymose compound inflorescences. Involucre 4–6 mm diam.; bracts herbaceous, subulate, in 2–3 rows. Florets all ligulate; outer rays yellow; inner rays brownish. Cypselas less than 1 mm long. Pappus of 2–4 capillary hairs, 2–3 mm long. Widespread. Grasslands and open forests on heavy soils. Introd. from the Mediterranean. Fl. chiefly summer. Yellow Hawkweed