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Gazania (Gazania linearis)

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Scientific name:Gazania linearis (Thunb.) Druce

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Native to southern Africa, but has become naturalised in USA (Mahoney, 2006), NZ (Webb
et al, 1988) and NSW, Vic, Tas, SA, WA (Richardson et al, 2006) and ACT (Faithfull, 2006). Able to invade dry coastal vegetation, heathland and healthy woodland and lowland grassland and grassy woodland (Carr et al, 1992); encroaches into coastal scrub and inland mallee (Groves et al, 2005). Found on coastal cliffs, sand dunes, wasteland, stream banks (Webb et al, 1988); in open grassveld and disturbed soil (Batten & Bokelmann, 1966); from 0 - 3050 m (Hilliard, 1977). Invades citrus orchards and stonefruit crops (J. Virtue, 2007, pers. comm., 23rd March).

Gazania flower
Gazania flower
Photo: Mark Imhof
Gazania yellow flower
Gazania plant
Photo: Mark Imhof
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