Common names: Gazania
Description: Member of the sunflower family. A tough, low growing perennial herb.
Flowers: Brightly colored daisy-like flowers in shades of yellow, bronze and orange, often with dark spot at base. Fruit is covered in many long hairs to aid in wind dispersal.
Leaves: Lance shaped leaves, dark green, glabrous above, white and wooly beneath.
Reproduction: Produces by seeds, dispersed by wind. Often grows well in garden waste.
Flowering: Mid July to early August.
Habitat and Ecology: Native to South Africa.