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Click on images to enlarge. Native to southern Europe i. It is not certain how false yellowhead was introduced to Australia, but it may have escaped from cultivation as a garden ornamental. Naturalised in the coastal districts of south-western Western Australia. It has spread from its initial site of naturalisation at Albany to Mount Barker and Denmark. There are also populations at Walpole-Peaceful Bay and Mount Manypeaks, and an isolated population has also been recorded on a train track at Yarloop.
It usually grows in highly disturbed areas e. An upright i. The younger stems and leaves are covered with sticky i. The older stems become thick and woody towards the base of the plant and turn brown in colour as they mature.
The greyish-green leaves mm long and mm wide are alternately arranged along the stems. They are stalkless i. These leaves are lance-shaped i. The yellow flower-heads i. These flower-heads mm across are surrounded by four or five rows i.
The bright yellow 'petals' i. Flowering occurs during summer and autumn i. The light brown 'seeds' i.
They can also be spread during soil movement e. False yellowhead Dittrichia viscosa is regarded as an environmental weed in Western Australia and as a potential environmental weed in some other states.
In south-western Western Australia it has already invaded the Mt Adelaide and Mt Clarence Reserve in Albany, where it has spread from roadsides and walking trails into relatively undisturbed bushland.
These species can be distinguished by the following differences:. Check our website at www. The control methods referred to in this fact sheet should be used in accordance with the restrictions federal and state legislation, and local government laws directly or indirectly related to each control method. These restrictions may prevent the use of one or more of the methods referred to, depending on individual circumstances.
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Dittrichia viscosa (L.) Greuter
Dittrichia viscosa , also known as false yellowhead ,  woody fleabane ,  sticky fleabane and yellow fleabane , is a flowering plant in the daisy family. Dittrichia viscosa is a highly branching perennial common throughout the Mediterranean Basin. It has long, narrow leaves that are pointed at both ends and have teeth along the edges and glandular hairs on the surfaces. One plant can produce many yellow flower heads each with as many as 16 ray florets and 44 disc florets. Originally, the species was found mainly in dry riverbeds and abandoned fields up to a m feet elevation. Nowadays it is quite common in roadsides and ruderal habitats, even in urban areas. It is considered an invasive species in Australia.
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Dittrichia viscosa which belongs to the Asteraceae family is frequently used to treat hematomas and skin disorders in Mediterranean herbal medicine. This study aims to validate its antioxidant effects and its potential on healing wounds. The ethanolic extract of D. During this study, the ethanolic D.
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Click on images to enlarge. Native to southern Europe i. It is not certain how false yellowhead was introduced to Australia, but it may have escaped from cultivation as a garden ornamental. Naturalised in the coastal districts of south-western Western Australia. It has spread from its initial site of naturalisation at Albany to Mount Barker and Denmark. There are also populations at Walpole-Peaceful Bay and Mount Manypeaks, and an isolated population has also been recorded on a train track at Yarloop. It usually grows in highly disturbed areas e.
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