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Gazania (Gazania rigens/G. splendens)

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Scientific name:Gazania rigens (L.) Gaertn, Gazania splendens

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In its native range, in southern Africa, it is a strand plant [occurs up to the edge of stabilised dunes or inland vegetation] (Ross, 1972) and is a common sand coloniser (Pooley, 1988). It has naturalised in UK (GBIF, 2007); Bolivia, Ecuador and Sweden (MBG, 2007). And inhabits roadsides and coastal waste land, usually in sandy soils in NZ (Webb
et al, 1988). In Australia, it is naturalised in NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic (Blood, 2002) and WA (WAH, 2006), appearing to be confined to coastal dunes (Groves et al, 2005; Faithfull, 2006; D. Cooke, 2007, pers. comm., 23rd March).

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