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Barberton Daisy

Afrikaans name: Rooigousblom

Barberton Daisy

Photo © Steven Herbert

Gerbera jamesonii

The Barberton Daisy is an attractive flower. The blooms may be red, orange, pink or yellow. The flowers appear during spring and early summer.

This daisy grows wild in parts of Mpumalanga and Limpopo. The Barberton Daisy gets its name from the town of Barberton as this is where it was discovered in 1889. It is, however, a popular garden plant.

The Barberton Daisy grows on rocky slopes, particularly in woodland area.

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References and further reading

A Photographic Guide to Wild Flowers of South Africa - Author: Braam van Wyk - Year Published: 2000 - Page: 76

Illustrated Guide to the Wildflowers of Northern South Africa - Author: Gerrit Germishuizen & Brenda Clarke - Year Published: 2003 - Page: 195

Kruger - Portrait of a National Park - Author: David Paynter with Wilf Nussey - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 30

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 97

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 397

Sasol First Field Guide to Wild Flowers of Southern Africa - Author: John Manning - Year Published: 1999 - Page: 26

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 243

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