Osteospermum fruticosum (L.) Norl.

Perennial herb to 60 cm tall, woody below, sprawling. Stems decumbent or ascending, branched. Leaves obovate to oblanceolate, to 10 cm long, to 2.5 cm wide, margins entire to sparsely toothed, glandular-hairy, decreasing in size up the stem. Capitula solitary, to 4 cm across; all year. Ray florets white above, bluish or violet below. Disk florets mauve. Achenes about 7 mm long, 3-angled, wrinkled. [Dimorphotheca fruticosa L.]

S Africa

Source: Lawson, L.; Spencer, R. (2002). Dahlia. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Asterales
family       Asteraceae
genus        Osteospermum L.