Stevia eupatoria (Spreng.) Willd. APNI*
Description: Perennial herb, 0.4–0.7 m high, rhizomatous; stems sparse-hairy.
Leaves mostly opposite or sometimes in whorls of 3 or alternate; lamina lanceolate, 1.2–2 cm long, 3–6 mm wide, apex acute, surfaces with a few glandular hairs, gland-dotted, ± sessile.
Heads 2–3 mm diam., in terminal corymbs; involucral bracts oblanceolate, 5–6 mm long, acute. Florets 4 or 5 per head, c. 10 mm long, white or pinkish.
Achenes 3–4 mm long, dark brown, striate; pappus of 3 minute-barbellate bristles 5–6 mm long, alternating with 3 hyaline scales.
Distribution and occurrence: Weed in pasture land, restricted to the Glen Innes district. Native of C & S Amer.
NSW subdivisions: *NT
Text by M. F. Porteners
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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