There are about 15 species in the genus Rhodanthemum which are often prostrate, usually rhizomatous perennials or subshrubs from rocky places in Northern Africa (Morocco and Algeria). They have 3-lobed leaves and daisy-like flowerheads. Flowers have white or yellow rays and yellow to red disk florets over a long period.
Synonym – Pyrethropsis was the proposed name for the genus but this was never accepted.
Name Derivation: From the Greek rhodon (rose) and anthemon (flower)
Common Name: African Daisy
Rhodanthemum is in the family Asteraceae.