Common Name

Elachanth, Small Elachanth




Annual forb to 15cm tall or sprawling. Leaves alternating up the stems, 0.3-1.4cm long, less than 1mm wide, flattened cylindrical, hairy, tips more or less with a small point. Flower heads cup-shaped or oval, greenish, with inconspicuous 'petals', borne singly at the ends of the stems. Rare Vic.

Differs from Elachanthus glaber in that the stems and leaves are hairy.

Description in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 672

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