Common Sneezeweed, Old Man Weed
Centipeda cunninghamii

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Centipeda (sen-tih-PEE-da) (Info)
Species: cunninghamii (kun-ning-ham-ee-eye) (Info)

Category:

Annuals

Perennials

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Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

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Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Taylorsville, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 1, 2006, kennedyh from Churchill, Victoria
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

Common Sneezeweed, Centipeda cunninghamii, also known as Old Man Weed, is found in fresh water swamps in South-eastern Australia. This species is the most important medicine plant for the Australian aboriginal people. Sneezeweeds had many medicinal uses. A decoction, made from the leaves, becomes more potent over a period of time. The decoction was used to alleviate diabetes and in steam baths to alleviate fevers.