Emilia sonchifolia, Fam. Asteraceae
Annual, upright softly hairy bluish-green herb to about 60cm.
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|
Simple, alternate, sometime initially forming a basal rosette, very variable in shape, dissected thistle-like with irregularly toothed lobes often with large rounded end lobe, 15-130 x 8-60mm, margins toothed, stalks to 30mm long on lower leaves, upper leaves smaller, stalkless or stem-clasping.
|Flower description:||Small green cylinders terminating in fluffy pink-purple heads, 10 x 5mm, borne on slender terminal stems.|
|Fruit description:||Pale brown dry cylindrical ‘seeds’, 5mm long, with ring of long fluffy white hairs at top.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Origin:||North Africa, tropical Asia|
|Notes:||Spread by: wind borne ‘seeds’. Invades/threats: disturbed areas, roadsides, lawns, gardens. Notes: widespread and common. Environmental weed.|
|Information sources:||Mackay Regional Pest Management Group (2018) Weeds of the Mackay Whitsunday Region Second Edition.|