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Euryops pectinatus (Golden daisy bush)

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Senecioneae
Genus: Euryops
Species: E. pectinatus
Binomial name: Euryops pectinatus
Synonyms: Euryops pectinata
Common name: Golden daisy bush, Grey haired euryops, Golden euryops.

Euryops pectinatus is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to South Africa. In New Zealand it has escaped gardens and can be found in waste places.

It is a vigorous evergreen shrub growing to 1 m tall and wide, with pinnately dissected, hairy, soft, grey-green leaves in spirals. The leaves are 40-100mm.long.
Yellow, daisy-like composite flowers, 5 cm in diameter, on long stems, appear from early summer through to autumn and into winter in mild areas.
There is a cultivar called Euryops pectinatus 'Viridis' (Green Golden Shrub Daisy) that looks the same but the leaves are a dark green colour. 



 

 

  

New flowerbuds.


Seedhead after the petals have dropped off.


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