trekkertjie, one-eyed monster
Herbaceous annual shrublet of about 40 cm covered in glandular hair. Leaves are lance-shaped to lobed and toothed. Few radiate flowerheads in branched panicles. Ray florets are pale orange; brown towards base. Disc florets are dark purple. Fruit three-winged.
Probably synonymous with Osteospermum clandestinum. An older name is Monoculus monstrosus, meaning “one-eyed monster”.
Distribution in the Hex
Shale or disturbed soils in valley floor.
- Manning, J., 2018. Field Guide to Fynbos