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Plant Form: Shrub.
Size: Up to 6 m tall.
Stem: Rough and somewhat stripey.
Leaves: Smooth and sticky, diamond- or egg-shaped, lower ones often coarsely toothed but upper ones smooth edged, to 7 x 4 cm.
Flowers: Yellowish daisy flowerheads only 3-5 mm across, in large clusters.
Fruit and Seeds: 1-2 mm long, smooth, with disproportionately large parachuting hairs up to 12 mm long.
Habitat: Coastal heath, swamps, disturbed sites.
Distinguishing Features: Superficially similar to native species in Blumea and Pluchea genus, but distinguished by the shape of lower leaves, and appearance of the fruiting female plant covered in parachuting hairs.