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Stinkwort (Dittrichia graveolens) (Nox)

Invasive Assessment | Impact Assessment | Potential Distribution | Present Distribution

Scientific name:Dittrichia graveolens (L.) Greuter

Common name:

Stinkwort, Stinkweed


Noxious weed. The Agriculture Victoria website has information about the noxious weed classification of this species.


Warm-temperate and subtropical regions where it is found on sandy and other light textured soils in open, unshaded areas which annual rainfall of 300 to 500 mm (Parsons and Cuthbertson 1992). It occurs over broad areas of grazing land and on roadsides and neglected areas, particularly in depressions (Parsons and Cuthbertson 1992). Stinkwort invades dry coastal vegetation, mallee shrubland, lowland grassland and grassy woodland and dry sclerophyll forest and woodland (Carr
et al 1992).

Present distribution produced from Viridans (1999)
Wild Plants of Victoria database.

Photo:  Stinkwort hairs
Stinkwort hairs
Photo: Mark Imhof
Image:  StinkwortStinkwort plant
Photo: Mark Imhof
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