Reichardia tingitanaCommon name: False Sow-thistle

Meaning of name: Reichardia is named after Johann Jakob Reichard, a German physician and botanist. Tingitana is from the Latin word tingitanus, meaning associated with Tangier, Morocco.

Distribution: Found from Shark Bay to Perth and Israelite Bay to the South Australian border. Also found in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.

Remarks: An annual herb to 30 centimetres tall. The yellow flowers are produced all year but mainly August to October. Native to the Mediterranean

References: Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharr. Third edition, 2019.

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

Atlas of Living Australia