Flowers. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Flowers and leaves. Photo: Don Wood, south coast, NSW

Leaves and flowers. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Plant. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW

Common Name

Spreading Nut-heads




Annual forb, prostrate or 3-30cm tall.  Leaves aromatic when crushed, alternating along the stems.  Leaves 1-6cm long, 4-15mm wide, flat, hairy to almost hairless, edges toothed.  Flowers yellowish green to brown, with 0 petals.  Flower heads broad hemispherical, borne singly at the bases of the leaves or along 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 685

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