Cyanthillium cinereum (L.) H.Rob.
Robinson, H.E. (1990) Proceedings Biological Society Washington 103: 252.
Usually flowers and fruits as a herb but occasionally flowers as a shrub about 1 m tall.
Inflorescence a panicle or cyme of heads. Heads surrounded by several rows of green, hairy bracts. All flowers, 20-30, in each head hermaphroditic. Flowers about 5 mm long. Calyx reduced to a pappus (about 30 bristles, each about 3 mm long) each bristle microscopically barbed. Corolla tube about 4 mm long. Anthers fused, filaments free. Pollen white. Ovary hairy. Stigma 2-armed.
Cotyledons broadly ovate to elliptic, about 4-6 x 4-5 mm. Stem above the cotyledons and both the upper and lower surfaces of the leaf blades clothed in bifid hairs. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf margins toothed and undulate. Plant densely clothed in long white hairs, upper surface of the leaf blade more sparsely clothed than the lower surface. Seed germination time 8 to 33 days.
Several varieties occur in the region, refer to Flora of Australia vol. 37: 183-187 (2015).
This species may have some medicinal uses.