Composite with Yellow Flowers

flower heads and foliage of a prostrate yellow composite from Nairobi, Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed growing on grazed ground near Limuru Ponds, Nairobi, Kenya. January 2014.

Rays: Large, conspicuous rays are round-toothed at tip.

Leaves: Sandy-textured leaves are short-petioled, with lobes that partially clasp stem. Stiff pubescence.

Habit: Low growing, mostly herbaceous with stems prostrate.

Disc Florets: Darker yellow-orange.

Phyllaries: One series, but subtended below by leafy bracts.

inflorescence of Composite #20, Nairobi, Kenya, photo © Michael Plagens

Asteraceae -- Sunflower Family

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Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Created on 31 July 2014