Common name: Cape Marigold
Dimorphotheca pluvialis (L.) Moench APNI*
Description: Annual herb to 20 cm high.
Leaves decreasing in size up stem, oblanceolate, 1–6 cm long, 3–20 mm wide, margins very shallowly sinuate-toothed to entire, densely pubescent; sessile.
Peduncles robust; heads 10–15 mm diam.; involucral bracts 12–18, 10–12 mm long, glandular-pubescent. Ray florets 12–18; ligules 15–20 mm long, white above, purple below. Disc florets numerous, yellow. Ray achenes tuberculate, 4–5 mm long. Disc achenes with a broad-ovate, emarginate wing, 6–8 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Garden escape, grows in disturbed areas of the coastal Sydney area.
NSW subdivisions: *CC
Other Australian states: *S.A.
Text by J. A. Scott
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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