Flowering plants. Photo: Richard Hartland, Little Desert, Vic

Flower. Photo: William Archer, Esperance, WA

Spent flowers. Photo: William Archer, Esperance, WA

Seed head. Photo: William Archer, Esperance, WA

Common Name

Sticky-heads; Sticky Long-heads




Annual forb to 30cm tall or prostrate.  Stems almost succulent.  Basal leaves linear, soon withering.  Stem leaves alternating along the stems, 2-9cm long, 1-7mm wide, linear to flat, hairy, sticky, with smooth edges and pointed tips.  Flowers green, with 10 or more small yellow ‘petals’.  Flower heads cylindrical to long oval, 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 712

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