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Lasiospermum bipinnatum

   (Family: Asteraceae)
Afrikaans: Ganskweek English: Woolly fruit, royal downflower, cocoonhead  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 0.4m
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Preferred position:
Full Sun
  Poisonous to animals
Flowering time EDIT
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
Flower shape
Flower type
  Flower info
  Yellow disc florets. White to pale purplish pink ray florets.
Leaf arrangement
  Leaf info EDIT
  Soft-leaved, alternate, crowded at the base.
  Seed info EDIT
  A round woolly puffball seed head. Seeds are woolly.
Description EDIT
Perennial herb, decumbent to erect herbaceous plant about 40 cm high. A stout woody rhizome with numerous stems.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
Western Cape around Boland, Eastern Cape, Karoo, Free State, Gauteng and Mpumalanga.
Grows everywhere, but especially in vleis.
History EDIT
Ecology EDIT
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