Urospermum picroidesCommon name: False Hawkbit

Meaning of name: Urospermum is from the Greek words oura, meaning tail, and sperma, meaning seed. Picroides is named after the genus Picris with the suffix –oides, meaning like.

Distribution: This plant grows in disturbed areas from Shark Bay to Perth and inland to Perenjori.

Remarks: A herb to 1.2 metres tall with yellow flowers in October and November. This plant is a native of the Mediterranean.

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.