Maltese Cockspur
Skeleton Weed
Skeleton Weed (Chondrilla juncea)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida)
Order: Sunflowers (Asterales)
Family: Daisy (Asteraceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Skeleton Weed (Chondrilla juncea)
This Photo:     Whole

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)