Launaea

Order:   Asterales

Family: Asteraceae

Species:           Launaea nana

                   Launaea rarifolia var. rarifolia

This is a very low-growing plant and often overlook. Leaves are absent at the time of flowering and it is usually only a small spatter of colour that catch my eye. The plant has milky latex.

I have found both species in the same area, with the Launaea nana the dominant species.

They flower during early spring, in grassy areas fully exposed.

Launaea nana

  

Launaea rarifolia var. rarifolia

 

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