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  Euryops pectinatus 'Viridis'
  Family Name : Asteraceae (Compositae)

  Common Names : African Daisy, Golden Euryops, Golden Daisy Bush

African Daisy,Golden Euryops,Golden Daisy Bush
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Plant Shape :
      Rounded, Shrubby
      Maximum Height :
      0.9 m to 1.8 m
      Maximum Plant Spread / Crown Width :
      0.9 m to 1.8 m
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Of horticultural origin
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal, Mediterranean
      Local Conservation Status :
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Round shrub up to 1.8 m tall.
      Foliage: Finely dissected, feathery leaves are smooth and green (4-10 cm long).
      Flowers: Bright yellow, daisy-like flowers (5 cm wide) are borne on long floral stalks (7-10 cm long) that extend above the foliage. They are solitary or occur in clusters. Flowers are produced throughout the year.
      Fruits: The one-seeded fruits are known as achenes.
      [Others]: The 'Viridis' cultivar has smooth, green leaves while the species Euryops pectinatus has grey, hairy leaves.
      Habitat :
      The species Euryops pectinatus is endemic to the Cape in South Africa and found on rocky slopes.
      Similar :
      The flowers look like daisies.
      Cultivation :
      This fast-growing cultivar requires well-drained soil and full sun to flower well. Remove the spent blooms to promote continuous flowering. Once a year, cut off the top one-third of the plant to help it maintain a compact shape. Every few years, cut the plant back hard, leaving 15-30 cm above the soil.
      Etymology :
      The genus Euryops means large eye in Greek, referring to the flowers, while the specific epithet pectinatus is Latin for comb-like, likely referring to its leaf shape.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      Cut / Dried Flower
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Dry Soils / Drought, Well-Drained Soils, Saline Soils / Salt Spray
      Landscape Uses :
      Coastal, Beachfront / Shoreline, Groundcover
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Golden Garden
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Associated Fauna :
      Butterfly Food Plant
      Pollination Method(s) :
      Biotic (Fauna)
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water, Little Water
      Plant Growth Rate :
      Propagation Method :
      Seed, Stem Cutting
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) :
      Young Flush Texture(s) :
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage
      Foliar Venation :
      Pinnate / Net
      Foliar Margin :
      Pinnately Lobed / Pinnatifid
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Unisexual & Bisexual Flowers(Sub-dioecious)
      Flower Colour(s) :
      Yellow / Golden
      Flower Grouping :
      Solitary, Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Location :
      Flower Symmetry :
      Individual Flower Shape :
      Ligulate / Strap-shaped
      Flower Size :
      5 mm
      Inflorescence Type :
      Compound Head / Capitulum
      Flowering Period :
      Flower Lifespan On Plant :
      Several Days
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Texture(s) :
      Smooth, Bristly, [Remarks]
      Fruit Classification :
      Simple Fruit
      Fruit Type :
      Indehiscent Dry Fruit (Cypsela)

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