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Centipeda minima

Spreading Sneezeweed

Spreading hairy annual herb.

Additional information

  • FamilyAsteraceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • SizeProstrate-20 cm x 10-30 cm
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesSmall egg-shaped to spoon-shaped toothed leaves 3-10 mm x 1.5-4 mm. Shortly stalked.
  • Flower colourPurplish-green
  • Flowering timeSeptember to February
  • FlowersTiny round flowerheads of tubular daisy flowers.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist swampy areas which dry out in summer. Semi shade.
  • Garden useMoist areas where it is winter wet, summer dry.
  • Commercially availableUnlikely to be available within the Shire of Yarra Ranges
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from few local sites. More common outside the Shire boundary.
  • Aboriginal Use Medicine
Photographer/s: 1, 2 Marilyn Bull ©; 3 Neil Blair, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©

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