Cotula turbinataCommon name: Funnel Weed

Meaning of name: Cotula is a Latin word meaning a small vessel or cup. Turbinata is from the Latin word turbo, meaning a spinning top.

Distribution: Found from Perth to Albany on sandy soils.

Remarks: An annual herb to 40 centimetres tall, producing yellow and white flowers from July to October. Native to South Africa.

References: Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 1997.

Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharp. 1996.

Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.