Conyza sumatrensisCommon name: Tall Fleabane
Meaning of name: The meaning of the name is not known.
Distribution: Occurs from Geraldton to Albany.
Description: A leafy stem to 2 metres tall. The top is a pyramid of small, greenish-white flowers. The flowers are produced from January to August.
Notes: This plant is native to South America. This plant was formerly known as Conyza albida.
References: Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 1997.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.
Why are there no photographs available for this plant?
The main reason why some plants don’t have photographs is because we haven’t found the plant yet. We have had a few flora surveys conducted and they have indicated that this plant can be found in the bush. The problem is that we just don’t know where in the bush to find it. And if we can’t find it, we can’t photograph it.
Another problem we have is that, while we have a name for the plant, we don’t know what it actually looks like. It’s very difficult to find a plant if you’re not sure what you’re looking for.
But rest assured that as soon as we have photographs for this plant we’ll put them on the website.