Centipeda minima

Family Asteraceae

Spreading Sneeze Weed

Small aromatic herb to 15 cm high. Longevity less than one year.

Flowers: Small yellow, January – February.

Fruit: Achene 2 mm long, no pappus, January - April

Seed: Dispersed in macropod scats at the Australian Botanic Garden. Possibly also water dispersed.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Floodplain wetlands, lagoon edges habitats
  • Occasional around dams at the Australian Botanic Garden in ephemeral wet zone

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Centipeda minima plant