The leaves are fleshy, and ligulate or strap-shaped; and the stems are frequently hollow.
In gardens—Tabernamontana coronaria, Bhee, Chrysanthemum double and ligulate.
The florets are all ligulate, as in the last species; and the pappus consists of brown, feathery hairs, all of the same length.
The heads are terminal, consisting of yellow, ligulate florets, surrounded by five large cordate bracts.
The passage of ligulate to tubular corollas among Compositæ is not of such common occurrence as is the converse change.
When it enters towards the centre of the shell in a tongue-shaped outline it is said to be ligulate.