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In certain countries the plant has started to exhibit resistance to herbicides.
In Britain, of the alien British Conyza species, this is the second most abundant (after C. canadensis) and is typically found in London and the South East of England. It was first recorded in London by Brian Wurzell in 1984, and noted in France at Saint-Sozy (Dordogne) in 2006.
|Scientific Name||Conyza sumatrensis||Synonyms: Conyza albida, Conyza altissima, Conyza nandina|
|Common Names||fleabane, tall fleabane, broad-leaved fleabane, white horseweed, Sumatran fleabane, Guernsey fleabane|
|Height||1-2 metres when fully grown (summer/autumn)|
|Description||Flowers are white rather than purple-pink. Its leaves are like dandelion leaves, but longer, thinner and more like primrose leaves in colour and texture. Its seeding heads are like dandelions, but straw coloured and smaller.|
|Threat to other plants||It poses a significant threat to wildlife conservation areas and other reserves. Its invasive nature and competitive ability could suppress the native flora in the more open habitats it favours.|
- Conyza sumatrensis, Tall Fleabane, Royal Botanic Gardens, New South Wales, Australia
- Sumatran Fleabane, Weedscience.org
- Fleabane in London
- Mark Galliott (June 2006). "France – The Dordogne". Tour Report. Naturetrek Wildlife Holidays. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
- See pictures at International Environmental Weed Foundation
- Fleabane in Holland
- Flora of Zimbabwe: Conyza sumatrensis
- Sumatran Fleabane in Japan
- Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): Conyza sumatrensis
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