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Arctotis

Arctotis × hybrida

Description:

Arctotis is a genus of about 40-50 species of annual and perennial plants in the family Asteraceae, native to dry stony slopes in southern Africa. The common name is "African daisy", or "Gousblom" in Afrikaans. These plants have daisy-like flowers which tend to close in the late afternoon or in dull weather, but numerous cultivars have been developed for garden use which stay open for longer, and are available in a wide range of colours. Tender perennials are often grow in temperate regions as half-hardy annuals. I saw several of these daisies, all over the place, in many colors, and it's an introduced ornamental plant with many cultivars... Spotted at Plimmerton Porirua, NZ.

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4 Comments

Thank you dear @Sukaina :)

Sukaina
Sukaina 8 years ago

wish you the best luck to find the correct ID ^_^ .

Dear @Sukaina it probably comes from S.A, like lots of NZ daisy species, but it's not an osteospermum, nor a gazania...It's smthng else...

Sukaina
Sukaina 8 years ago

nice spots!

maybe an African daisies

New Zealand

Spotted on Oct 29, 2012
Submitted on Oct 31, 2012

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