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Osteospermum

Purple
Family Asteraceae
Name Osteospermum
Common Name Cape Daisy
Featured Plant July 2005
Etymology
Osteospermum From Greek osteon meaning bone, and Greek sperma meaning seed, referring to the hard seed coat.

  See also:  Composite Flowers

This beautiful daisy from South Africa makes an excellent ground cover plant, particularly suitable for dry and exposed areas. A number of species and cultivars are available, and some types have flowers with curved petals shapped like spoons.



Purple

Light Purple

Brown

White

White Bud

The buds of the white flower have a tinge of blue.

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