- Carrot weed,
- Small matweed,
- Woolly cottonflower
Guilleminea densa (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Schult.) Moq.
G. densa is a herb, grows up to 4 cm height. Leaves are small, simple, alternate and rosette arranged. Blade is entire, smooth and globrous. Branches are postrate, covered with short hairs. Flowers are clustered on the axis of the stem, cream white.Stem is a short rhizome. Roots are taproot system.
G. densa is an perennial herb. Grows up to 4 cm. branches are postrate.
Deep taproots system.
Stem is short, full and whitish.
Leaves are simple, alternate and rosette arranged. Blade is narrow elliptic to broad ovate shape, apex is acute apes shape and acute base shape, entire leaf margin. Petioles have wings. Glabrous upper surface and long white hair on the lower surface of the leave.4Smooth, shiny green leave, withought an aroma.
Infloresenscence are terminal, axillary and clustered. The flowers are whorls arranged.
Flowers are woolly, compact, open from the centre of the inflorescence. The flower is creamy-white to brown.
The fruits are utricle hairless, creamy-white, smooth and indehiscent.
Seeds are small, compressed, ovoid and shiny brown.
G. densa multiplies by seeds. It is dispersed by water and human movement.
It occurs in disturbed area, and roadside.
Native to Central America.
Distributed to the eastern part of South Africa.
Distributed to the entire part of KNP.
It is a problem in golf course and to sport turf.
Invasive weed with low impact on the ecology, difficult to control. it is a problem in the parking lot.
It is controlled by deep cultivation. Use herbicides control method, repeat the applicaction of ehrbicides.
(Problem plants of South Africa) Bromilow, C. (2001), Published by Briza Plublications CC
|Woolly cottonflower||English||Foxcroft, 2003|
|Carrot weed||English||R.P.Randall, 2002|