Common name: African Marigold
Cineraria lyratiformis Cron APNI*
Synonyms: Cineraria lyrata DC. APNI*
Description: Annual decumbent or ascending herb to 1 m high, branching at the base, glabrous or sparsely glandular.
Leaves oblong, lyrate, 1.5–8 cm long, 5–30 mm wide, lobes toothed, lower leaves petiolate, upper leaves sessile.
Heads 5–8 mm diam.; involucral bracts 12–14, 4–5 mm long, cobwebby and glabrescent. Ray and disc florets yellow.
Achenes c. 2.5 mm long, curved, with pale wings as wide as the body, glabrous or minutely ciliate on faces and margins.
Distribution and occurrence: Weed in wheat-growing areas; recorded in the Rylstone district. Native of Afr.
NSW subdivisions: *CC, *CT, *CWS
Declared Noxious Weed
Text by J. A. Scott
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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