Skeleton Weed
Dried Flower Sepals & Seed Starting
Skeleton Weed (Chondrilla juncea)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Daisies
Order: Daisies (Asterales)
Family: Daisy (Asteraceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Skeleton Weed (Chondrilla juncea)
This Photo:     Dried Flower Sepals

Thank you Tony and Jenny Dominelli for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
Often looking leafless, these aptly named weeds are noxious flowering in summer.
Yellow flower, with ridged buds, and a smooth stem. The basal leaves often dying off early leaving no trace.
~300mm high, with ~20mm diameter flowers & buds ~10mm long.

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This species is classed as If (Foreign Introduction)