*Gamochaeta americana

Family Asteraceae

Slender herb to 35 cm high. Longevity less than 2 years.

Flowers: Cream - white, mainly October - January.

Fruit: Achene 0.5 mm long with pappus of bristles 2 mm long.

Seed: Possibly animal dispersed.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Native of central and south America.
  • Weed of woodland and grassland habitats and disturbed sites.
  • Occasional weed in woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden.

Asterisk * indicates exotic species naturalised at the Australian Botanic Garden.


Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland