Phylum: Magnoliophyta - Class: Equisetopsida - Order: Asterales - Family: Asteraceae
This curious little flower is a native of south Africa but is naturalised in many parts of the world including the Mediterranean region, mainly in the western part. Buttonweed flowers from April to July in salty and sandy damp places near the sea.
This wildflower is a member of the Daisy family, Asteraceae, and the specimens shown here were photographed in the Algarve region of Portugal in May.
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