Family: Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family).
Native of Tropical America.
Occurrence: Northern areas. In Central Victoria it is usually found along railway lines and main roads.
Notes: Tumbleweed is more common in warmer districts. It is one of the plants that break off at ground level and tumble across paddocks. Tumbleweed is sometimes seen piled against fences.
Right: Tumbleweed. Barker Street, Castlemaine.
Below: James Street railway crossing, Castlemaine