scale bar = 1cm.

Bindyi - introduced (*Soliva sessilis)

Soliva - introduced (*Soliva stolonifera)

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Other names: Jo Jo (*Soliva sessilis)

Family: Asteraceae (Daisy family).

Natives of South America.

Occurrence: Seldom recorded locally.


The spiny fruit are winged. The difference between the two species is
*Soliva sessilis. Wings smooth, not ridged.
*Soliva stolonifera. Wings ridged.

The first record of Soliva stolonifera in Victoria was in 1979, from a plant collected in the Barmah forest. The local record is from the hill opposite the Glenluce Springs picnic ground.

Photo 1: Bindyi with developing fruit. Rise and Shine. 2: *Soliva stolonifera. Glenluce. ss