Centipeda elatinoides

Elatine Sneezeweed

Prostrate to trailing annual or perennial herb, sometimes rooting at lower nodes.

Additional information

  • SynonymCentipeda sp. 1
  • FamilyAsteraceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizeprostrate x 30 cm
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesEgg-shaped to narrowly egg-shaped leaves, broader towards tip, 10-20 mm x 2.5-8 mm, dotted with resin, margins finely toothed.
  • Flower colourPale green
  • Flowering timeJanuary to May
  • FlowersHemispherical, tiny, shortly stalked to stalkless flowerheads. Fruiting heads soft, breaking up quickly.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist soils in lowland areas. Full sun, semi shade. Limited distribution within the Shire.
  • Garden useAn inconspicuous plant which can be grown in bog gardens and areas which remain moist for most of the year.
  • Commercially availableWholesale only - order in advance
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from few local sites. More common outside the Shire boundary.
  • Aboriginal Use Medicine
Photographer/s: Ken Harris ©

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