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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Wild Daisy (Callilepis leptophylla)

Family Asteraceae
Not endemic to South Africa
Distribution: Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga. Widespread in eastern half of South Africa. Also in Swaziland.
Prefers grassland and savanna.
A widespread species that is declining as a result of overexploitation for the medicinal plant trade. The extent of the decline is currently unknown.

Reported to be used by the Manyika as a remedy for cough, fever, "bad blood" and as a tonic.