CREEPING CINDERELLA WEED (WEED)
Calyptocarpus vialis, Fam. Asteraceae
Annual or short lived perennial herb, roughly hairy with weak often sprawling thin stems to 60cm.
|Form or habit:||Herb|
Opposite, simple, hairy pale green, oval to triangular, 15-40 x 8-25mm, margins serrated, tip pointed, base tapering abruptly into winged stalk, 5-11mm long.
|Flower colour:||Bright yellow centres|
|Flower description:||Daisies, 5-10mm long, with bright yellow centres and ‘petals’, borne singly or in few-flowered terminal or axillary groups.|
|Fruit description:||‘Seeds’ 3-4mm long, warty textured, compressed, slightly 3-4 angled with 2 barbed or scaly awns 1.5-2mm long.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Weed status:||Environmental/garden escapee|
|Notes:||Spread by: Garden waste, probably water and contaminated soil. Invades/threats: Canefields, roadsides, gardens, footpaths, virtually anywhere/everywhere. Notes: There are many anecdotal reports that this weed and its close relative, Cinderella Weed (Synedrella nodiflora) are rapidly increasing in both numbers and distribution within this region. Environmental weed.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2011) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region.|