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Dimorphotheca pluvialis

   (Family: Asteraceae)
   
Afrikaans: Witbotterblom English: Ox-eye daisy, Rain Daisy, Cape Daisy  EDIT
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Plant Type: EDIT  Shrub
Height: 0.2 - 0.4m
Rarity Status:
Common
   
Preferred rainfall: Winter
Preferred position:
Full Sun
 
Flowering time EDIT
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flower colours
 
White
 
Purple
Flower shape
Flower type
 
  Polinator
  Small horseflies
  Flower info
  Bright white daisy, forming a dazzling mass
 
 
Leaf shape EDIT
Leaf margin
Leaf type
Leaf arrangement
Leaf texture Hairy
Bark / Stem type
 
 
Leaf size 070mm
  Leaf info EDIT
  Evergreen
  The narrow leaves are light green, about 7 cm long and have indented edges. They are numerous at the base of the stems, becoming fewer and smaller near the top.
 
 
Sow seeds in Autumn
 
  Seed info EDIT
  The seeds are interesting in that two different forms are produced. The ones we usually sow are flat, papery and fly away easily in the wind. They are formed in the center of the flower by the disk florets. The outer ray florets form seeds which looks like little thorns with a thick coats. Under favorable conditions the papery seed of the disk florets germinate in abundance, while the seeds of the ray florets have delayed germination to protect the species against unpredictable conditions in the
 
 
Description EDIT
Annual daisy.
Growing EDIT
Distribution EDIT
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