african daisy?

Jepa(S Finland (Z5))April 5, 2003

My boyfriend brought me from a trip to Johannesburg seeds of "african daisy". Does anyone know its latin name? thanks!

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safariofthemind(z7b NC)

Arctotis comes to mind...

Here is a link that might be useful: Arctotis pictures

    Bookmark   April 5, 2003 at 1:21PM
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safariofthemind(z7b NC)

Another thing that looks like a daisy is osteospermum.

Here is a link that might be useful: Osteospermum

    Bookmark   April 7, 2003 at 9:55PM
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Garrickza(South Africa)

Could also be Euryops pectinatus or a Felicia (various kinds ) or even a Gazania.

Here is a link that might be useful: PlantzAfrica

    Bookmark   April 10, 2003 at 6:50PM
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maddy_RSA(SAfrica)

Most likely it is the annual Namaqualand Daisy which flowers profusely in late winter/spring.
It would be Dimorphotheca sinuata for the orange one, Dimorphotheca pluvialis for the white flowering one.
Maddy

    Bookmark   April 11, 2003 at 3:48AM
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Bryan_FGS(W Sydney)

In Australia, African daisy is Osteospermum. They grow very easily from seed, and are purple or white.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2003 at 11:23PM
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raining_in_or(Zone 8 OR)

Osteospermum seeds are light brown/tan, papery circles. The dimorphotheca seeds, I believe, are like little twigs. They aren't very long though, and are black in color.

I hope this helps.

Rochelle

    Bookmark   April 16, 2003 at 1:32AM
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Waussie(Albany WA)

http://www.osteospermum.com well worth a look

Here is a link that might be useful: Well worth a look

    Bookmark   April 16, 2003 at 9:11PM
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