Plants of the Castlemaine district

Tall Fleabane and Flax-leaf Fleabane - introduced
(*Conyza sumatrensis and *Conyza bonariensis)

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Tall Fleabane (*Conyza sumatrensis)
Flaxleaf Fleabane (*Conyza bonariensis)

Family: Asteraceae (Daisy family).

Native to America.

Occurrence: widespread and common summer-flowering weeds. Common on roadsides and townships, nature strips and waster areas.


Fleabanes when mown may grow to a low, multi-branched plant.

The two species are common.

Flax-leaf Fleabane (*Conyza bonariensis)

Tall Fleabane (*Conyza sumatrensis)

Photo: Flax-leaf Fleabane. Castemaine.