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Billy Goat Weed

Height

  • a common perennial herb to 60cm

Leaves

  • opposite, ovate leaves covered in fine hairs
  • serrated leaf edge
  • unpleasant smell when crushed

Flowers

  • white to light purple ‘fluffy’ heads

Fruit

  • dark seeds with scales, and needle-like shape

Introduced Species

  • a very aggressive invader of disturbed sites, degraded pastures, roadsides and neglected areas
Opposite
Ovate