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Plant Form: Annual many-branched herb.
Size: Up to 1.2 m tall, usually 30-60 cm.
Stem: Many-branched, with hairs and oil glands.
Leaves: Lance-shaped, up to 7 cm long in a rosette at base, stem leaves are smaller, hairy and with small round glands.
Flowers: In heads with yellow daisy-like flowers. Strap-like petals.
Fruit and Seeds: Capsule like, hairy, sometimes with glands.
Habitat: Overgrazed pastures, disturbed areas, river flats, bare ground.
Distinguishing Features: Strong smell, glands on stems and leaves.