Wiry annual herb 5-15 cm high with much branched stems, with cottony hairs below the flowerhead. Linear leaves all the way up the stem but leafless near the flowerhead, 3-20 cm long, with longer leaves at the base. Undersurface of the leaves is cottony. Small yellow button flowers 5-10 cm in width.
Flowering stem leafless in upper portion.
Annual. Fertile soils, can tolerate some salinity. Grasslands, woodlands and forest.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia