Plant Form: Erect annual herb.
Size: Up to 1m tall.
Stem: Usually unbranched below the flowerhead, densely hairy.
Leaves: Alternate, undivided, linear or wider in end half, toothed, hairy. Often twisted in appearance.
Flowers: Hemispherical to flask-shaped daisy flowerheads 8-22 mm across in groups of 5-6, in rich, often narrowly pyramid shaped flowerhead.
Fruit and Seeds: With white to pinkish, rough parachuting hairs about 3 mm long.
Habitat: Disturbed sites, roadsides, pastures, waste areas.
Distinguishing Features: Conyza sumatrensis grows taller, its spent flowerheads are darker inside, and its seeds have brown parachuting hairs.
Impacts: Outcompetes cropping species and native vegetation.