Osteospermum, Gazania,Arctotis, Gorteria, Felicia. All these belong to the family Compositae, but there are others that have the same "daisy-like" flowers, they are Ruschia, Lampranthus, Dorotheanthus, Mesembryanthemum and others belonging to the family Aizoaceae. The thing they have in common is that they all are part of the tapestry of colour that covers vast areas of land in South Africa in the early Spring. Individually they may not be the most complex of flowers but en masse they will not be ignored as they transform the landscape with blankets of brilliant colour. I will try to identify those pictured here.
I think this is an Arctotis or Osteospermum, and I'm not sure if it's opening up
or going over, but I love it at this stage.
Gorteria diffusa with dark "beetle-like" markings that encourage
real pollinators to visit.
|This is, I think an Osteospermum.|
|An Arctotis fastuosa in a colony of interesting double flowers.|
|Not sure about this one, maybe Osteospermum?|
|Dorotheanthus tricolor ?|
A seed mix of selected Dorotheanthus planted at the gateway to
the Darling Wild Flower Reserve.