Botanical name: Wollastonia biflora Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower family)
Synonyms: Wedelia biflora, Melanthera biflora
Sea Daisy is a perennial herb to 1 m high, sometimes more, usually white with closely appressed hairs. Leaves opposite, ovate to rhombic, generally 2-6 cm long, 1-4 cm wide, petiolate, 3-veined, slightly toothed. Flower-heads usually in clusters of 2 or 3, in leafless stalks 0.5-8 cm long. Flower-heads 1 cm across. Ray florets 10-12, female, ligules yellow. The disk flowers are numerous, yellow, or yellowish-brown. Achenes 2-4 mm long, slightly flattened; pappus absent or consisting of 1-3 non-persistent bristles 1 mm long. Sea Daisy is found in the tropical belt of the Indo-Pacific region, including China, the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, Queensland, and islands of the Pacific such as Fiji, Niue, Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands. It is found commonly in islands and in coastal areas.
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