Scientific Name: Senecio pinnatifolius var. lanceolatus
Description: Variable Groundsel is an erect to prostrate herb reaching up to 1.5m high and 70cm wide. This plant can be identified by the leaf shape and the purple tips on the flower bud bracts. This variable plant species is widespread across the Bellarine Peninsula. It usually has dark green, fleshy leaves with coarse irregular teeth. The sprawling habit of this perennial makes it eye-catching when in flower. It has masses of stunning, bright yellow, daisy-like heads.
Plant form: Herb
Where to find: The Bluff, foredunes
Foliage: Dark green with coarse irregular toothed edges
Flower: Bright yellow daisy like flowers
Flowering: August – March