Sigesbeckia orientalis

Common name: 

Indian Weed

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Riverina, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEJKLMNPRSTVWZ) also WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW, ACT, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Wet and damp forest1

Flower description:

Yellow2

Habit:

Erect annual herb to 80 cm high2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

The outer ray florets are 3 lobed. There are widely spaced pairs of soft lance-shaped leaves on stem1

Images:
Image of Sigesbeckia orientalis
Image of Sigesbeckia orientalis
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria