Dimorphotheca sinuata Dc.
Family: Asteraceae
African daisy,  more...
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Liz Makings  
Annuals, 5-30+ cm. Leaf blades narrowly oblong or oblanceolate to linear, 10-50(-100+) × 2-20(-30+) mm, margins usually sinuately denticulate, sometimes serrate or entire, rarely pinnati-fid. Peduncles (2-)5-15+ cm. Phyllaries 6-12+ mm. Ray corolla laminae abaxially yellow to orange (often marked with purple), adaxially mostly yellow to orange (sometimes purplish at bases and/or apices), 15-20(-30+) mm. Disc florets 15-50+; corollas yellow to orange, usually purplish distally, 4-5 mm (lobe apices acute, terete, or dilated). Ray cypselae 4-5 mm; disc cypselae 6-8 mm. 2n = 18. Flowering (Dec-)Mar-May. Disturbed places; 0-1000 m; introduced; Ariz., Calif.; South Africa.
FNA 2006, Wiggins 1964, Kearney and Peebles 1969
Duration: Annual Nativity: Non-Native Lifeform: Forb/Herb General: Introduced, stems simple or sparingly branched from base 10-30 cm tall. Leaves: Less than 10 cm long, lower tapered to petiole-like base; upper sessile, blade oblong to oblanceolate, entire to coarsely dentate, upper smaller, sometimes linear. Flowers: Heads 3-7 cm in diameter, involucre more or less bell-shaped; phyllaries 10-15 mm, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, narrowly scarious-margined; ray flowers orange to yellow, sometimes violet at base or tip, ligules 2-2.5 cm; corollas 4.5-5.5 mm, yellow or orange, often purple-tipped. Fruits: Ray cypselae 4-5 mm; disk achenes 6-7 mm. Ecology: Found on roadsides, disturbed places below 3,500 ft (1067 m); flowers March-May. Notes: Introduced from South Africa, thought to have escaped cultivation. Ethnobotany: Unknown Etymology: Dimorphotheca comes from the Greek dimorph, two forms and theke, ovary, while sinuata means having sinuous or wavy margins. Synonyms: None Editor: SBuckley, 2010
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Shannon Doan  
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L.R. Landrum  
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Zachery Berry  
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