Botanical name: Nanothamnus sericeus Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Silky Dwarf Bush is a rigid woolly herb, growing only up to a foot tall. Many hairy branches arise from the root. Alternately arranged stalkless leaves, 3-8 cm long, are lance-shaped, irregularly toothed and densely woolly. The species name sericeus means silky and the genus name Nanothamnus means small shrub. The whole plant is stongly aromatic and spiny. Bright yellow flower-heads, 6-10 mm across, arise in dense, hairy clusters in leaf axils and at the end of branches. The clusters have some small leaves just below them. Petals are linear. Flowering: February-March.
Identification credit: Prashant Awale
The flower labeled Silky Dwarf Bush is ...