Flower head. Photo: Kevin Thiele, WA

Flowering plant. Photo: Luigi Riganese, Italy

Common Name

Cretan Weed; Cretan Hedypnois




Introduced annual forb 3-50cm tall or prostrate.  Leaves basal and alternating up the stems.  Basal leaves 2-20cm long, 8-40mm wide, flat, rough hairy, edges toothed and wavy to dissected, tips blunt.  Stem leaves more or less stem clasping, 0.5-10cm long, 3-28mm wide, rough to rough hairy, edges entire to divided, tips pointed.  Flowers yellow, with many ‘petals’, borne singly 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 715

eFlora of South Australia description: