Botanical name: Soliva sessilis
Family name: Asteraceae
This has to be one of the most annoying weeds in New Zealand. Not only to draw, with its multitude of tiny leaves. As it says on the Massey Weeds Database: turf weeds that put prickles in your bare feet when you walk across a lawn are never popular, especially in home lawns and recreational areas. It is an annual weed which is very small in size, usually fitting beneath the blades of the mower without barely being touched each time the lawn is mowed.