Dorotheanthus bellidiformis

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Dorotheanthus bellidiformis
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D. bellidiformis, West Coast National Park, Western Cape, South Africa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Aizoaceae
Martinov
Subfamily: Ruschioideae
Genus: Dorotheanthus
Schwantes
Species: D. bellidiformis
Binomial name
Dorotheanthus bellidiformis

Dorotheanthus bellidiformis (Livingstone daisy) is a species of flowering plant in the family Aizoaceae, native to the Cape Peninsula in South Africa, where it is known as Bokbaaivygie. It is a low-growing succulent annual growing to 25 cm (10 in), and much cultivated for its iridescent, many-petalled, daisy-like blooms in shades of white, yellow, orange, cream, pink and crimson. In temperate areas it must be grown as a half-hardy annual, and lends itself to mass plantings or as edging plants in summer bedding schemes in parks and gardens. It is still widely referenced under its former name, Mesembryanthemum criniflorum.[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  2. ^ http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?100824
  3. ^ http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantcd/dorotheanthusbell.htm