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Mairia  hirsuta DC.  trib. Astereae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Mairia  hirsuta DC.  trib. Astereae
SynonymsZyrphelis hirsuta (DC.) Kuntze
Territory Southern AfricaCape Provinces, (Western Cape Province)
grassland
Altitude600-800m
Description stems sometimes ramose, very hirsute, leaves oblong-obovate, petiolate, sharply dentate, adaxially pilose, abaxially densely hirsute, capitula large
Size5-30cm
Colorpurplish violet
Bloomspring
Ca
Typetuft, fl. stem ascending
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, sunny site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1 month, 16-21°C
division in spring; cuttings in spring and late summer
BibliographyFlora Capensis (Harvey) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Compositae Checklist compositae.landcareresearch.co.nz
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