Leontodon rhagadioloidesCommon name: Cretan Weed

Meaning of name: Leontodon is from the Greek words leon, meaning lion, and otos, meaning ear. Rhagadioloides is from the genus Rhagodia and the suffix –oides, meaning like.

Distribution: Occurs throughout the south-west of Western Australia.

Description: An annual herb to 60 centimetres tall. The yellow flowers are produced from August to November.

Notes: This plant is native to the Mediterranean. It was previously known as Hedypnois rhagadioloides.

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

Perth Plants, a field guide to the bushland and coastal flora of Kings Park and Bold Park, Perth, Western Australia. Russell Barrett and Eng Pin Tay. 2005.

Florabase https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/44490