Bristly Oxtongue

Helminthotheca echioides

Family – Asteraceae
Height ~ 80-90cm


Flower heads 20 – 25mm across. Outer involucral bracts are large and leaflike (3-5 present)
Achene beaks are as long as the achenes themselves.
Well branched

This is a very bristly plant.
Very hairy, the tips of which are T shaped.

Also has more scattered bristles which protrude from swollen white blister like bases.

Stem leaves are sessile. Lanceolate. Clasping cordate bases.

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