Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. monilifera

Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. monilifera by Ron Vanderhoff
Photo by Ron Vanderhoff

Synonyms: Osteospermum moniliferum

Common names: boneseed; Higgin's curse; jungle flower;

Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. monilifera (boneseed) is a shrub (family Asteraceae) with yellow flowers and oval-shaped leaves found in the south coast ranges of California. It is native to southern Africa. It favors grasslands and scrub and chaparral habitat. It spreads by seeds which travel via water, machinery, birds and other animals.

Cal-IPC Rating: Moderate — Alert

CDFA Rating: A

Cal-IPC Assessment

Plant Assessment Form - Information gathered by Cal-IPC on the impacts, rate of spread, and distribution of invasive plants in California. Does not include management information.

Weed Management Notes

No Weed RIC Management Notes are available for this species. Check for information on other species in the genus on the Weed RIC site.

Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

Presentations are linked where available. Where a presentation is not available, find more information by reading the abstract in the Cal-IPC Symposia Archive.

Other Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. monilifera Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - See the distribution of this species on Calflora's map of California.
  • Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • EDDMapS - North American distribution based on Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System.