Felicia (genus)

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Hybrid Felicia
'Cape Town Blue'
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Felicia
Type species
Felicia tenella
(L.) Nees

About 90,[1] see text

Felicia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae native to open, sunny habitats in southern Africa, parts of tropical Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Some species, notably F. amelloides, are cultivated as ornamental plants for their abundant daisy-like composite flowers, which are usually in shades of blue with prominent yellow disc florets.[2]

Species include:

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Ortiz, S. (2007). "A new species of Felicia L. (Asteraceae, Astereae) from South Africa". Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 154 (4): 545–8. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2007.00672.x. 
  2. ^ RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.