Barberton Daisy

Barberton Daisy


Vital Statistics

Latin Name
Gerbera Jamesonii
Description
Small daisy with a rosette of irregularly shaped leaves; often deeply divided. The flowers are actually flower heads made up of many, small, tightly clustered flowers or florets. The flowers may be red, pink, orange or yellow and appear from August through to December. The shape of the flower head varies greatly. Many species have button-like heads without showy ray florets, while others have ray florets marked with spots to attract pollinating beetles which they mimic. The Daisy family is one of the largest plant families in the world, with over 23 000 species.
Habitat
Grows in the Northern Province and the Kruger National Park.
Seed
The seeds of daisies have small hair-tufts or other parachute-like devices to help dispersal by wind.



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