African Bush Daisy

Euryops chrysanthemoides

habit of African Bush Daisy, Euryops chrysanthemoides, Eldoret, Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

Plants about 1½ meter tall growing in a fence row. Eldoret, Kenya. January 2012.

Originally native to South Africa, this dark green, shrubby daisy is very attractive to gardeners and landscapers. It has become a part of tropical and subtropical urban landscapes around the world. It has become naturalized, i.e. producing viable seed and growing without cultivation, in parts of Kenya and East Africa.

pinnately divided leaf of African Bush Daisy, Euryops chrysanthemoides, Kenya, photo © Michael Plagens
  • Ray Flowers: Ray flowers are large, bright yellow and showy.
  • Disc Flowers: The many central disc florets are about the same shade of yellow as the rays.
  • Phyllaries: The bracts enclosing the flower head are dark green.
  • Pappus: obscure.
  • Leaves: This partly woody shrub has large dark green leaves. These leaves are pinnatifid, i.e. nearly cleft to the midrib.

Asteraceae -- Sunflower Family -- Senecioneae

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Created on 01 August 2012