Aromatic annual forb to 40cm tall. Leaves alternating up the stems, flat, 0.8-2.5cm long, 2-7mm wide, hairless, edges toothed (and sometimes curved under in young leaves), resin-dotted on both surfaces. Flowers creamy green, with 0 petals. Flower heads hemispherical to biconvex, borne in groups of 2-4 at the bases of the leaves. Presumed extinct Vic.
Differs from Centipeda minima in the fact that it is an erect plant, and the flowers are in shortly stemmed groups of 2-4 flower heads.
Description, line drawings, and photos in Walsh, N.G. (2001) A revision of Centipeda (Asteraceae). Muelleria 15: pages 54-55, and Figs 1, 3c, 5a, 7a, and 10 (map). This paper can be downloaded from http://www.anbg.gov.au/cgi-bin/apni after searching on Craspedia pleiocephala.
Photo of plant. Australian Plant Image Index, photographer Murray Fagg, Currawinya National Park, Qld