Synedrella nodiflora, Fam. Asteraceae
Erect, roughly hairy annual herb up to 1m tall.
Other invasive plants
Invasive plants that are not prohibited or restricted invasive plants, but are known to spread readily and cause negative impacts, within the region.
|Form or habit:||Herb|
Opposite simple, ovate 20-130 x 15-50mm, pointed at tip, tapering at base into a short winged stalk, serrated margins, sparsely covered with short, rigid hairs.
|Flower description:||Heads to 10mm wide, with few yellow ‘petals’ surrounded by green and pale chaffy scales, borne in terminal and axillary clusters.|
|Fruit description:||‘Seeds’ black flattened, about 4mm long, tipped with two stiff bristles.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Notes:||Spread by: animals, water and contaminated soil. Invades/threats: disturbed or cleared rainforest, roadsides and drains; lawns and gardens. Favours moist areas and will grow in shade. Notes: like its close relative, creeping Cinderella weed (Calyptocarpus vialis), there are many anecdotal reports that this weed has increased considerably in both number and distribution over recent years. Environmental weed.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|