Key to Tasmanian Dicots
Ptilotus (Amaranthaceae) 3:567  
Ptilotus spathulatus (Pussy Tails or Possum Tails) is a native herb of dry places. Its furry inflorescences are unmistakable. These result from the tepals being divided into feathery segments. Its leaves are mostly in a basal rosette and are usually more or less spoon shaped. It is the only species of the genus in Tasmania.

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