Conyza limosa O. Hoffm.

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Conyza limosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, below dam

Conyza limosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, below dam

Conyza limosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, below dam wall

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Synonyms: Conyza mildbraedii (Muschler) Robyns
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Perennial herb with fibrous roots. Two types of stems grow from the rootstock: main stems erect, unbranched, up to 90 cm tall; additional stems prostrate, stoloniferous, producing numerous flowering branches. Basal leaves and those of prostate stems, narrowly oblanceolate or elliptic, subpetiolate with serrate margins and acutely mucronate apices; leaves on erect stems progressively smaller, sessile, margins subentire to serrulate. Inflorescence with long branches, capitula hemispherical, yellow, involucral bracts green.
Derivation of specific name: limosa: muddy, living on mud
Habitat: A species of wet, marshy places in grassland.
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Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Wild, H. (1975). The Compositae of the Flora Zambesiaca area. 4. Astereae. Kirkia 10(1) Pages 56 - 58.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Conyza limosa., retrieved 27 May 2016

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