Dittrichia viscosa is a PERENNIAL growing to m (1ft 8in). It is in flower from September to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female . Biology of Dittrichia viscosa, a Mediterranean ruderal plant: a review. Biología de Dittrichia viscosa, una planta ruderal del Mediterráneo: revisión. Parolin P, M. This is the profile for the plant – Dittrichia viscosa / False Yellowhead / Tulliera komuni. Each plant profile in the database contains nomenclature info, botanical .

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Native to southern Europe i. The large number of yellow flowers in months where other flowers are not much available in the wild makes this plant a strong attractor to pollinators. Right plant wrong place. ditrichia

Archived from the original xls on All plant pages have their own unique code. It favours disturbed habitat, particularly after fires. Retrieved from ” https: Each seed is 2mm long, light brown in colour and its unbeaked pappus is made up of about 15 unbranched rigid bristles 5mm long.

This annual vicosa closely resembles Inula viscosa, in fact sometimes it was impossible to choose between the two.

Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Dittrichia graveolens Inula graveolens – a related species in Malta Inula graveolens was noticed to grow alongside Inula viscosa in many sites, dittrrichia its presence was more often encountered in waste and fallow grounds then in less disturbed places. This QR Code is unique to this page.


A collection of achenes with a bristly pappus forming a soft spherical structure. Corrections for mistakes and errors in this plant profile.

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We are currently updating this section. In south-western Western Australia it has already invaded the Mt Adelaide and Mt Clarence Reserve in Rittrichia, where it has spread from roadsides and walking trails into relatively undisturbed bushland. Sharp pointed teeth, oblique inclined to the margin, pointing apically like a saw.

A yellow dye is obtained from the roots[46, 61]. It is important as food for the caterpillars of certain butterflies and moths, like Iolana iolas. Mature large plants can take the form of a small shrub.

If you ciscosa important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. The greyish-green leaves mm long and mm wide are alternately arranged along the stems.

This is the number of seeds per flower head because to be precise the dittrichi fruit is the single seeded achene developped from a floret. Please bear in mind how much hard work such a large and up-to-date website about the flora of Malta requires. Please report only Maltese locations for plants that indicated as rare or very rare refer to the Nomenclature section.


Dittrichia viscosa Scientific classification Kingdom: The leaves have an elongated lanceolate shape with a pointed tip.

Dittrichia viscosa – Wikipedia

Basal stems viscowa woody. Dittrichia viscosa Plant List: The green colour of the leaves became paler and dry stems devoid of leaves were seen with increasing frequency. Spraying roadside infestations of false yellowhead has been undertaken over the past two years, using a vehicle-mounted sprayer and hose, reel and electric pump. Click on images to enlarge.

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Wasteland is another common habitat. Bxmsghz bzqcth zkrn zssqzbsdc ax sgd ezkrd xdkknvgdzc. In other roadside areas some control has been achieved by regular mowing of false yellowhead before flowering and seeding.

Grows freely in a sunny position in ordinary garden soil[1]. You will receive a range of benefits including: Please note that all images are copyright of the author.