Laggera crispata

Laggera crispata from Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Among roadside weeds near Nairobi National Park, Kenya. Dec. 2015.

  • Disc Flowers: All the florets are small disc flowers and can be either dark lavender/pink or else almost white.
  • Range: This plant is reported widely from throughout Africa often in disturbed, agricultural soils.
  • Ray Flowers: Without rays.
  • Phyllaries: The bracts enclosing the flower heads are pointed.
  • Pappus:
  • Leaves: The elliptical leaves are coursely toothed and the blades continue down the sides of the stems making serrated wings. There are sticky glands on foliage.
  • Annual: Long lived annual reaching almost 2 m tall.
  • Unarmed.

Asteraceae -- Sunflower Family -- Carduoideae

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Kenya Natural History

Michael J. Plagens, Created on 30 June 2016