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Osteospermum moniliferum

Tree Number: 736.1

Previously known as Chrysanthemoides monilifera

This large rounded shrub is seen all over the Reserve and is predominant during the winter and spring months on the N2 from Knysna towards Cape Town.

The young branches are thinly woolly. The leaves are oval to broadly lanceolate, its young leaves are covered with dense cobweb-like hairs which become smooth with age. The bright flowers are typical daisy-like and the fruit is highly sought after by birds and monkeys. This plant hosts the larvae of a number of butterflies and bees, ants and beetles are attracted to the flowers.


Family Name:
Common Name:
Tick berry, brother berry, bush-tick berry (Eng.); Bietou (Afr.)
Plant Height:
1.5 m
Flower Colour:
Flowering Time:
April, May, June, July, March, August, September