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Ox Tongue - introduced (*Helminotheca echioides )

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Other names: Picris echioides.

Family: Asteraceae (Daisy family).

Native of Europe, Asia and Africa.

It is an environmental weed.

Occurrence: Scattered and generally uncommon in Central Victoria. It may be locally abundant, particularly where there is added moisture.


Similar species: Sow Thistles are also prickly members of the daisy family. They have stalked flowers which do not have prickles or hairs.

Photos 1: Ox Tongue. Campbelltown. 2: Happy Valley, Castlemaine. 3: Streamside plant. Kilmore.
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