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Dittrichia viscosa is a PERENNIAL growing to m (1ft 8in). It is in flower from September to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female . Biology of Dittrichia viscosa, a Mediterranean ruderal plant: a review. Biología de Dittrichia viscosa, una planta ruderal del Mediterráneo: revisión. Parolin P, M. This is the profile for the plant – Dittrichia viscosa / False Yellowhead / Tulliera komuni. Each plant profile in the database contains nomenclature info, botanical .

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The light brown ‘seeds’ i. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Introduced and naturalized in a few viscos in Britain [17]. For more information about QR Codes click here. Section of this page where you found an error select one. The older stems become thick and woody towards the base of the plant and turn brown in colour as they mature. These flower-heads mm across are surrounded by four or five rows i.

They can also be spread during soil movement e. QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. Buy images found in this large collection of Maltese flora.

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It is not certain how false yellowhead was introduced to Australia, but it may have dittricchia from cultivation as a garden ornamental. Seed – we have no details on this species but suggest sowing it in spring in a greenhouse and only just covering the seed. It can also cause contact dermatitis in people.

The margin of mature leaves has sparse, large 2mm teeth-like projections that are not spiny or hard. Ruderal community of Dittrichia viscosa growing on the railway-side gravel next to Petah Tikva – Sgula railway station, Israel. Retrieved from ” https: The outbreak was apparently related to an earlier bushfire as this species readily invades areas after disturbance.


Results have been encouraging, with good kill rates helped by the clumping of plants, although it has been important to spray before seed set. Note that the phyllaries, which during the flowering stage they where erect forming a cylindrical ditteichia, now assume a prostrate shape to expose better dittfichia achenes. Locations in Malta or Gozo where you have seen this plant. False yellowhead Dittrichia viscosa is regarded as an environmental weed in Western Australia and as a potential environmental weed in some other states.

Its colours range from reddish-brown to yellow as it hydration increases.

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The achene is 2mm and the pappus is mm long and made up of about 15 rigid bristles. With time these leaves become short stalked and eventually will fall off when the shoot is well developed. Right plant wrong place. Prices reasonable and rated differently according size and resolution.

Spraying roadside infestations of false yellowhead has been undertaken over the past two years, using a vehicle-mounted sprayer and hose, reel and electric pump. Results of the project so far have been encouraging, although an ongoing commitment will be required to minimise potential impacts in the future from this environmental weed.

Some describe the margin as dentate, but since the teeth are at an acute angle with the leaf margin not perpendicularit should be described as serrated. It is a particularly difficult species to hand pull, even in moist soil. The larger leaves measure about 70mm x 18mm.

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Scent Most of the plant parts esp leaves have a an aromatic scent. Growing at different positions along the stem axis. Availability depends on season.

Plants For Vsicosa Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. Dittrichia graveolens Inula graveolens – a related species in Malta Inula graveolens was noticed to grow dittrrichia Inula viscosa in many sites, but its presence was more often encountered in waste and fallow grounds then in less disturbed places.


In fact the plant was found to grow best in these regions, though further studies are necessary in order to establish whether it is the soil which influences this or if it due also to other factors.

Use this form to submit more information on this species or report mistakes in this webpage. Dittrichia viscosa – L. These species can dittrrichia distinguished by the following differences:. When the fruit is ripe, the viscoza, which during the flowering stage they where erect and packed together, will spread out flat so as the achenes are exposed to be easily dispersed by wind. Corrections for mistakes and errors in this plant profile.

Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs. Buying images for your projects will support this website. Terra soil; the leaves were broader and the plant reached greater heights.

New shoots grow from the axils of the sessile leaves. Fruit are found in collective numbers attached to a common receptacle. It is considered an invasive species in Australia. Presl Daisy Sunflower Family.

Conyza major Bubani Jacobaea viscosa L. DTRVS Photo of plant which often have dried, brown leaves at the base to the medial part of the branching stems. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included.