Flowers. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Plant. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Seeding plants. Photo: Russell Best, near Melbourne, Vic

Common Name

Flaxleaf Fleabane; Tall Fleabane




Introduced annual or biennial forb 20cm-1m tall.  Leaves basal and alternating along the stems, 2-9cm long, 2-15mm wide, flat, hairy, rough, edges toothed, sometimes the teeth obscure.  Basal leaves withering early, upper leaves entire.  Flower heads white to pink, sometimes tinged purple, with 0 petals, hemispherical, in open groups at the ends of the stems.

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 662

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