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african daisy?

Posted by Jepa S Finland (Z5) (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 5, 03 at 3:45

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

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RE: african daisy?

Arctotis comes to mind...

Here is a link that might be useful: Arctotis pictures

RE: african daisy?

Another thing that looks like a daisy is osteospermum.

Here is a link that might be useful: Osteospermum

RE: african daisy?

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

Here is a link that might be useful: PlantzAfrica

RE: african daisy?

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.

RE: african daisy?

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

RE: african daisy?

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.


RE: african daisy?

  • Posted by Waussie Albany Western (My Page) on
    Wed, Apr 16, 03 at 21:11 well worth a look

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

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