This aromatic shrub has soft, grey foliage and clusters of yellow flowers with central florets that bloom from spring to summer. The leaves are flat and shaped like wedges, which gives it the distinct appearance of duck's feet. The upper surface of the leaves are toothed and covered with golden-brown hairs. Dentata refers to its toothed leaves. It grows widely from the Northern Cape, to Eastern and Western Cape in parts of dry fynbos in loam soil, often on dry stony hill slopes and in disturbed veld.
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Latin Name: Pentzia Dentata
Common Indigenous Names: Greater Skaapkaroo, Duck's-footkaroo (English), Grootskaapkaroo, Eendepootkaroo (Afrikaans).
Uses: No recorded medicinal uses have been found, however its fragrance would indicate that it has mood elevating properties. There is a distinct smell of chocolate in this unusual fragrance.