Osteospermum jucundum (E. Phillips) Norl.

Perennial herb to 50 cm tall, rhizomatous, glandular-hairy. Stems many, erect or ascending, branched from base. Leaves oblong to oblanceolate, to 15 cm long, to 2 cm wide, margins entire to sparsely toothed, decreasing in size up the stem. Capitula solitary, to 4 cm across; all year. Ray florets reddish above and below. Disk florets yellow, blackish at apex. Achenes about 5 mm long, 3-angled. [Dimorphotheca jucunda E. Philips]

South Africa


O. barberiae (Harv.) Norl. from South Africa is a rhizomatous perennial herb with narrow, sparsely toothed leaves, solitary terminal capitula, and ray florets that are reddish on the upper surface and light orange-brown on the lower surface. [Dimorphotheca barberiae Harv.]

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.