Cullumia squarrosa, Snake Thistle, Steekhaarbos
Spiny shrubs, often sprawling, sometimes cobwebby. Leaves alternate, overlapping, small, with spiny or bristly margins and often spine-tipped. Flowerheads solitary and sessile, radiate, with 4 rows of stiff, hairless, often recurved involucre bracts with spiny margins, joined at the base. Ray florets sterile, 4-toothed, yellow. Disc florets fertile, deeply 5-lobbed; fruits oblong or ellipsoid, smooth, without a pappus. Coastal Bush in the extreme southwestern Cape.
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