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Metalasia densa

   (Family: Asteraceae)
Afrikaans: Blombos  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 2.4 - 4m
Special properties:
  Drought Resistant (heavy)
  Frost Tolerant (heavy)
  Has Medicinal Uses
Rarity Status:
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
Tolerated soil:  
pH: acid
Flowering time EDIT
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
  Flower scent EDIT
  Honey scented
  Flower info
  Clusters of 3-5 white /brownish discoid flowerheads, with erect or rarely spreading bracts, the inner ones petal-like, the outer ones papery and sharply pointed.
Leaf shape EDIT
  Leaf info EDIT
  Leaves lance-shaped to oval, 2-15mm long, twisted and often flexed downwards, and with auxillary tufts.
  Seed info EDIT
Description EDIT
Shrub about 2.5m high with clusters of white / brownish discoid flowerheads.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
Sandy or stony flats and slopes from Namaqualand to Limpopo.
History EDIT
Ecology EDIT
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