1966C.A. SmithCommon Names 484Vetkousie, Carpanthea pomeridiana...A small annual. Leaves in a radical rosette, flat, more or less spathulate, fleshy; flowers solitary, peduncled, golden yellow...The young plants were formerly used as a salad. The vernacular name is a part corruption and a part translation of the Hottentot name.
1974Motorist Aug. 35No less imaginative were the names of some of the flowers — vetkousies, weeskindertjies, aandblommetjies and duikerwortel.
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