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Osteospermum monstrosum

Osteospermum monstrosum

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.