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Sigesbeckia orientalisSigesbeckia orientalis

Indian-weed

Family: Asteraceae

Many native members of the Asteraceae, or Daisy, family are weedlike in their characteristics. Sigesbeckia orientalis is no exception, in both appearance and in its tendency to move into a cleared area within its natural environment and reproduce vigorously, as has happened in the Park in a moist sheltered area at lower Carters Creek picnic area and along the newly reformed track at Baker's Kitchen.

The thin soft leaves are opposite, covered in short stiff hairs and often deeply toothed. The stems are red.

The small yellow flowers grow in a leafy inflorescence. They have 5 petals.

The name orientalis means "belonging to the east'.

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