phlogopappa is a widespread and common shrub of dry forests and
subalpine woodlands. It has moderately sized, toothed leaves and
heads that are solitary or a few together in the leaf axils. The
lower leaf surface is covered in stellate hairs, like its relatives,O. lirata and O. stellulata. These three species seem to intergrade with
each other making some forms hard to identify. O. phlogopappa
has the smallest and thickest leaves of these species.
Intergrade between O. phlogopappa and