Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

conference.cnps.org

Gazania linearis

Family: Asteraceae

Common name: TREASURE FLOWER

Native to: Natal

Plant

Type: perennial

Forms: clumping, erect, rosette

Max height: 1 foot

Max width: 1 foot

Flower

secondary color present, yellow

Leaf

green

Horticulture

Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, bird, specific butterfly species

Plant part consumed by birds: seeds

Plant features: invasive

Exposure: sun

Invasive

Propagates by: seed

flowers in summer

Soil type: sandy

USDA Zone: zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: +20 to +30 °F

Water: moderate, regular

  • Gazania linearis

Gazania linearis, a Compositae (Aster), is also known as TREASURE FLOWER or AFRICAN DAISY. This perennial can naturalize in Zones 5-10 and is now listed as invasive. Yellow flowering Gazania linearis prefers moderate or regular waterng. It is in cultivation, as are several hybrids and cultivars.

In addition to the butterflies that nectar on plants in the Compositae family, Gazania attract the COMMON BUCKEYE to feed, Junonia coenia.