Common Name

Hooked Cudweed




Annual forb to 10cm tall or prostrate.  Leaves opposite each other or in clusters or whorls, 0.5-1.8cm long, 4-12mm wide, flat, the blades circular or almost circular, the upper surface green and sparsely hairy, lower surface hairy, often with a straight point.  Upper leaves stem clasping.  Flowers yellowish, with 0 petals.  Individual flower heads top-shaped, in spherical to oval stemless clusters of 10-25 (that look like single flower heads) at the ends of the stems. Rare Vic.

Differs from Stuartina muelleri in that the tips of the bracts below the flower heads have rigid yellow hooked points extending from the midrib.

Short description in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 687

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