Dimorphotheca sinuata (Cultivated)


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Dimorphotheca sinuata (Glandular Cape marigold,[1] Orange Namaqualand Daisy;[2] syn. Dimorphotheca aurantiaca hort.[3]) is an ornamental plant native to southern Africa. It grows in rainfall areas of south west regions of Africa but it can also be found in desert, sandy regions of Namibia. It flowers early in spring and produces radiant orange-yellow petals. 
(from Wikipedia on 17.5.13)

 

Dimorphotheca sinuata DC.
Annual herb with oblong to oblanceolate leaves, up to 7 cm long, coarsely sinuate-dentate; heads 4 cm across, disc florets yellow, ray florets orange-yellow, often violet beneath. 
Photographed from Delhi
 
  
 
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