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Arctotis arctoides flowering groundcover

Arctotis arctoides

Putswa-pududu (tswana)
Ubushwa (xhosa)

Taxonomy:

Family ASTERACEAE
Genus Arctotis
Specie arctoides
SA Plant Number
Basionym Arctotis arctoides

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Description:

Arctotis arctoides is a hardy, mat forming ground cover with lovely matt green leaves with wavy margins that have white felted undersides. From September to March.

It bears small, yellow, daisy-like flowers with purplish undersides on white velvety stalks. Seeds are small and cylindrical, with a plume of bristles that catch the wind to disperse them.

Plant in full sun in a well-watered position as in its natural habitat it grows mainly in marshy areas.

Plant between stepping stones or rocks to great effect. Useful for covering banks and large areas.

Size 8 to 10cm

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Distribution:

North West, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natal, Free state, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape, Western Cape

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