False Hawkbit

False Hawkbit.

Common name

False Hawkbit

Scientific Name

Urospermum picroides

Type of plant

Daisies & Thistles (Family Asteraceae)

About this weed

Another annual native of the Mediterranean Reion, this member of the Daisy (Asteraceae) family is often found in moist, disturbed bushland. It has a distinctive urn shaped flower head and bears bright yellow flowers during spring and early summer.

Description

This annual has slightly rough, hollow stems and grows to about 1.2 m high. When the urn shaped yellow flowers are picked the stem exudes a milky latex.

Impact on Bushland

If established can impact native plant communities.

Location

Found in various places in the Eremaean and South-West Provinces. False Hawkbit prefers sandy soils, often over limestone or granite. It is a weed of moist situations, along watercourses, coastal inlets & roadsides.

Priority for removal

Medium: if established can impact native plant communities.

Management (hand)

Not available.

Management (herbicide)

Not available.

Flowering month/s

August, September, October, November, December

Flower colour/s

Yellow

Information source

https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/8254

Additional information

https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/weeds/swanweeds/

Hussey, B.M.J., Keighery, G.J., Dodd, J., Lloyd, S.G. and Cousens, R.D. (2007) Western weeds. A guide to the weeds of Western Australia, Second Edition, The Weeds Society of Western Australia, Victoria Park, Western Australia.

False Hawkbit images


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2 Delhi Street West Perth WA 6005

PO Box 326 West Perth WA 6872

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