Botanical name: Vicoa indica Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Synonyms: Pentanema indicum, Inula indica, Jacobaea indica
Golden Daisy is an erect annual herb, 1-3 ft tall. Stems are branched in the upper part. Branches are cylindrical and leafy. Alternately arranged, oblong-lancelike leaves are stalkless, 3-8 cm long, and hairy. The leaves have rounded "ears" at the base. Yellow flower-heads, 1-2 cm across, occur singly on slender stalks. Ray flowers are 12-24, narrow, 3-toothed at the tip. Disc flowers are yellow. This flower can be easily distinguished from Gokhale Golden Daisy by the number of "petals" (ray flowers) in the two. Golden Daisy is found in Tropical Africa and Asia. In India it is found in the Himalayas and Western Ghats.
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