Eleutheranthera ruderalis (Sw.) Sch.Bip.
Schultz (Bipontinus), C.H. (1866) Botanische Zeitung 24: 239.
Herb 10-70 cm tall. Whole plant hairy. Stems and leafy twigs ribbed or 4-angled and clothed in hairs.
Flower heads usually consist of 3-6 flowers and are subtended by 5 leafy bracts. Bracts 5-10 x 3-4 mm, lanceolate to elliptic, upper surface clothed in long white hairs. Calyx, i.e. pappus, of numerous hair-like trichomes. Corolla tube about 0.5 mm long, lobes 0.5-0.6 mm long, clothed in yellow bristles on the inner surface. Anthers black, about 0.5 mm long, filaments about 1 mm long. Ovary about 1 mm long, clothed in white hairs. Stigma bifid.
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Weed of agriculture and disturbed places.