Flaxleaf fleabane

A weed best management guide

Steve Walker with input from a range of co-authors

Mature flaxleaf fleabane weed.

Mature flaxleaf fleabane weed.

Report summary

Flaxleaf fleabane (C bonariensis) is a major weed of cropping in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales

Although there are seven Conyza species naturalised in Australia, flaxleaf fleabane is the most widespread.

Flaxleaf fleabane grows up to 1 m, has erect stem covered with stiff hairs, and is generally multibranched at the base. Leaves are grey-green, coarsely toothed and covered in fine hairs.

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Last updated 16 August 2012