Ursinia anthemoides

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Ursinia anthemoides
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fruiting heads
Scientific classification
U. anthemoides
Binomial name
Ursinia anthemoides

Ursinia anthemoides or solar fire is an annual, herbaceous flowering plant of the genus Ursinia,[1] native to South Africa.[1] It has yellow or orange daisy-like inflorescences.[1][2] Fruits have both pappus and hairs, making the seeds easily dispersed by wind. [3]

It was first described by Carl Linnaeus in the 1759 10th edition of Systema Naturae.[4]

External images
A patch of solar fire
A closeup of solar fire


  1. ^ a b c Ursinia anthemoides, Annie's Annuals and Perennials, 2012, access date 23-03-2012
  2. ^ "Ursinia anthemoides". www.plantzafrica.com. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  3. ^ "Ursinia anthemoides". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife. Edit this at Wikidata
  4. ^ "Arctotis anthemoides Linnaeus". The Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project. Natural History Museum. Retrieved March 25, 2012.

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