Metalasia acuta dt

Metalasia acuta dt

Observation - Metalasia acuta dt - Southern Africa. Description: Rigid, white woolly shrub to 1.5 m. Leaves pungent, twisted, with axillary tufts. Flower heads discoid, several in dense terminal clusters, 3--4-flowered, bracts erect, inner petaloid, serrate, white. Anyone who has ever walked through a monoculture of

Rigid, white woolly shrub to 1.5 m. Leaves pungent, twisted, with axillary tufts. Flower heads discoid, several in dense terminal clusters, 3--4-flowered, bracts erect, inner petaloid, serrate, white.

Anyone who has ever walked through a monoculture of Metalasia acuta, will appreciate our common name.