Photo of a wild plant
by Nick Helme, Ispotnature.org.
This member of the Asteraceae family was described by Rune
Nordenstam in 1971. It's found in
Namaqualand, Southern Africa. The caudex will only get two and a
half centimetres in diameter, the leaves are only six centimetres. It preferring
grit or well-drained soil with little water and some sun. The
flowers are yellow, and it can only be reproduced by seeds.
The 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
means 'leaves like Hedera' the Ivy. I fail to see the
This is a winter-grower, then again:
seems to do fine in summer!