Euryops pectinatus (golden daisy bush)
Euryops pectinatus growing in the South African Landscape at the British Museum in 2010 (Photo: Emma Allen)
Euryops pectinatus (L.) Cass.
golden daisy bush, golden Euryops
Not yet rated according to IUCN Red List criteria.
Rocky, sandstone slopes.
All parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested.
About this species
The generic name comes from the Greek ‘eurys’ meaning large and ‘ops’ meaning eye, referring to the showy flower heads (capitula) with eye-like centres. There are over 100 other species of Euryops, which occur throughout southern and tropical Africa and in Saudi Arabia, with one occurring on Socotra. The specific epithet pectinatus means pectinate (with narrow divisions like a comb), referring to the divided leaves. Euryops pectinatus has been awarded a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit (AGM).