Flowering plant. Photo: Don Wood, south coast, NSW

Flower buds and leaves. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: Murray Fagg, Kings Park, Perth, WA

Flowering plants. Photo: Richard Hartland, Vic

Common Name

Spreading Sneezeweed




Aromatic annual forb, prostrate or 10-20cm tall.  Leaves alternating up the stems, 0.3-2.7cm long, 1-11mm wide, flat, hairless, young growth woolly, with scattered resin dots, margins smooth or toothed, tips pointed or blunt.  Flowers creamy green to yellowish, with 0 petals.  Flower heads almost globular or hemispherical with a domed top, borne singly, stalkless, at the bases of the leaves. 

Differs from Centipeda pleiocephala in the fact that it is usually a sprawling plant, and the flower heads are single.

Description and photo of flowering plant in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 671

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