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False yellowhead (Dittrichia viscosa)

Invasive Assessment | Impact Assessment | Potential Distribution

Scientific name:Dittrichia viscosa (L.) Greuter

Common Name:

false yellowhead


Roadsides, gardens, waste ground, stony hillsides, often in moist situations by rivulets or springs. Sea level to 1,500 metres. (Meikle 1985).Usually prefers but not restricted to high rainfall areas. Found on clay and sandy soils. In southwestern Western Australia found in highly disturbed sites including road verges, firebreaks and walking trails. In bushland, found in disturbed sites in swamps (CRC for Australian Weed Management 2003).

Related Links

Information on False Yellowhed on the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment's website (external link).
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