Crepis foetidaCommon name: Stinking Hawksbeard

Meaning of name: Crepis is the name used by Pliny for Helminthia echioides. Foetida is from the Latin word foetidus, meaning evil-smelling or foetid.

Distribution: Occurs from Perth to Albany.

Description: A plant to 50 centimetres tall. The flowers are produced from November to February.

Notes: This plant is native to Europe.

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

Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 2007.

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