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Boneseed is a perennial shrub growing to 3 metres. Stems are woody, with many branches. Leaves are bright to dark green, with a mealy/powdery surface, alternate, toothed and hairless. The flowers are bright yellow and daisy-like, with 8-12 petals clustered at the ends of the branches. Boneseed flowers in September to February. It produces black berries that are spread by birds but can also be water-distributed. It is native to South Africa, introduced and naturalized in NZ.