A huge, wild plant by
A dormant plant I found in
This member of the
Asteraceae family was given this name by George Claridge Druce in
1917. It is found
in south western Namibia and nprth western South Africa, growing in a
real well drained soil with
little - some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 9
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 50 or even 80 centimetres in
flowers are yellow.
genera name from the Greek
othone, 'a linen cloth or napkin', in allusion to the downy
covering of some of the earlier known species. The species name from
Latin: furca, referring to the forks of the
This is a winter-grower.