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Photo by Brad Johnson.

Author: Carl Linnaeus Jr. 1782
Origin:  South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  18 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Pinnated Othonna
Synonyms:  Othonna tephrosioides, Sond.
Othonna pinnata var. decipiens, Sch.Bip.
Othonna reticulata,
Might be Othonna bulbosa, L ?

This member of the Asteraceae family was given this name by Carl Linnaeus the younger in 1782. It is found in South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three centimetres, the plant will raise to 18 centimetres, 25 with the yellow flowers.

The genera name from the Greek othone, 'a linen cloth or napkin', in allusion to the downy covering of some of the earlier known species. The species name means 'feather-shaped'.