Tripteris vaillantii

Osteospermum in Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

A roadside weed in Nairobi, Kenya. Dec. 2015.

Osteospermum, photo © Michael Plagens  Osteospermum, photo © Michael Plagens
  • Disc Flowers: The yellow disc flowers are many and rather small in a flat head.
  • Ray Flowers: About ten yellow rays - these are the fertile florets that give rise to the seeds.
  • Phyllaries: One series of short green bracts.
  • Pappus:
  • Leaves: The leaves are long triangular with several prominent teeth.
  • Herbaceous: Perennials with mostly herbaceous stems up to a meter tall.

Asteraceae -- Sunflower Family -- Heliantheae

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Kenya Natural History

Michael J. Plagens, Created on 5 January 2016