Other common names:
Fleabane, asthma weed.
Flaxleaf fleabane grows up to 1 metre tall and has erect multiple-branching stems covered with stiff hairs. It's leaves are grey-green in colour, deeply indented, coarsely toothed and are covered in fine hairs (QLD Government, 2012). The weed flowers year-round producing petals at first, which turn into fluffy puff balls (pappus), very similar in appearance to the dandelion weed. Flaxleaf fleabane is a major cropping weed in South East QLD and Northern NSW.
Warm-and cool-season turf grass varieties. The weed is commonly found in disturbed areas, including roadside and high traffic areas.
Queensland Government (2012). Flaxleaf fleabane, A weed best management guide, Northern IWM fact sheet version 03/12, pp. 10 (https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/65903/Flaxleaf-fleabane.pdf accessed 3/01/20).
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