Vascular – Exotic
Dicotyledonous Herbs - Composites
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Terrestrial. Sand and coastal sites.
Perennial herb, becoming woody at the base often forming dense mats. The leaves are alternately arranged on procumbent stems. Leaves are fleshy, toothed and are up to 10 x 2.5 cm. Daisy-like flowers are produced with white-mauve petals and dark central disc. Many small seeds are produced.
Can be distinguished form the closely related O. jucundum by the white ligule. The ligule is pink to mauve on O. jucundum
August, September, October, November, December, January
Reason For Introduction
Vegetative spread by layering, and seed.
Viable seeds are produced.
People, soil movement.
Very tolerant of salt.