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Unknown Composite

G. sp. ?

the spikes of flower heads are pendulous, Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed in a farming area west of Eldoret, Kenya. December 2012.

leaf of unknown composite, photo © Michael Plagens This woody composite was observed growing in a fence row in a farming area with heavy grazing pressure. The numerous small heads are arranged into spikes, which are pendulous and arrayed along one side of a pannicle-like inflorescence. The heads are about 3.5 mm tall and do not have any evident rays, only disc florets. The leaves are soft-pubescent and are pinnately lobed below.

Detail of small, pendulous flower heads, Eldoret, Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Asteraceae -- Sunflower Family -- Senecioneae

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