Plant Details

Scientific Name: *Crassocephalum crepidioides
  • Common Name: Thickhead
  • Type: Herb, Annual
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Status: Weed This introduced Plant has escaped into local bushland. Without natural predators to keep it in check, it is out-competing native Species.
  • Size: to 1.2 metres
  • Flowers: Yellow
  • Fruit: Cylindrical ribbed acheme, pappas of many fine white hairs
  • Species List: BSDoonan, Old Tewantin, Fraser Island, Girraween, Johns, weeds, TAFE, Wallace Park, Heritage Park

Cultural Notes

Native of Africa and Madagasca

Identification Notes

Flower heads usually droop

Landscaping Notes


  • *Crassocephalum crepidioides
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