Scientific Name: Dimorphotheca sinuata
Synonym: Dimorphotheca aurantiaca hort.
Common Names: Glandular Cape Marigold, African Daisy
Growth Habit: Herb/Forb
Arizona Native Status: Introduced. This spring wildflower is native to Africa, but the seeds are often included in wildflower mixes and it grows well here, so it has become naturalized.
Habitat: Desert. It grows in sunny, open areas and is most common along roadsides.
Flower Color: Yellow, Orange, White, Salmon
Flowering Season: Winter (late), Spring
Height: To 1 foot (30 cm) tall
Description: The flower heads have 1 inch (2.5 cm) long rays with black at their base, forming a dark ring around the golden orange, dark-centered, central disk. The leaves are glandular-hairy, often coarsely toothed, and oblong to oblanceolate in shape.
Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Genus: Dimorphotheca Moench – Cape marigold
Species: Dimorphotheca sinuata DC. – glandular Cape marigold
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