Laphangium luteoalbum (L.)Tzvelev

Jersey Cudweed

Byull. Moskovsk. Obshch. Isp. Prir., Otd. Biol. 98 (6): 105 (1994)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect, wholly greyish-cottony annuals or biennials, 15–55 cm high. Leaves linear, lanceolate or oblanceolate, 1–6.5 cm long, 0.2–0.8 cm wide, margins sometimes undulate and somewhat revolute, often subamplexicaul. Capitula c. 3–4 mm long, c. 5–20 in clusters; involucral bracts 2–3.5 mm long, the outermost shiny, yellow-brown; female florets 50–100, barely exceeding the involucre; bisexual florets 5–10, corollas yellow. Cypselas ellipsoid-cylindric, c. 0.5 mm long; pappus bristles 8–12, c. 3 mm long. Flowers most of year.

Brid, CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HFE, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, OtP, OtR, RobP, SnM, Strz, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro, Wim. All States. Cosmopolitan. A common plant of gardens, crops etc. and a colonizer of open, disturbed ground in natural vegetation throughout the State.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-08-25
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2021-01-06
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Laphangium luteoalbum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Laphangium luteoalbum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native