Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Osteospermum moniliferum subsp. moniliferum
Scientific name - Osteospermum moniliferum subsp. moniliferum
Synonym (old name) - Chrysanthemoides monilifera
Common name - Bietou, Boetabessie
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Description A dense, upright shrub often growing taller than 2 m, with dark green, leathery
leaves that are often toothed. It is frequently covered with yellow flowers (20 mm across) forming splashes of colour on the mountains.
The purple berries are dispersed by birds. The ash
of this plant was used in soap manufacture.
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