Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. monilifera

Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. monilifera by Ron Vanderhoff
Photo: 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?

Assessment(s)

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 - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
  • EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
  • Jepson Interchange - Information on this plant's taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • Additional photos

    Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. monilifera_flower heads_RonVanderhoff
    Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. monilifera (boneseed) flower heads. Photo: Ron Vanderhoff
    Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. monilifera_growth habit_RonVanderhoff
    Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. monilifera (boneseed) growth habit. Photo: Ron Vanderhoff
    Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. monilifera_leaves and stem_RonVanderhoff
    Chrysanthemoides monilifera ssp. monilifera (boneseed) leaves and stem. Photo: Ron Vanderhoff