Dorotheanthus bellidiformis

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Dorotheanthus bellidiformis
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D. bellidiformis, West Coast National Park, Western Cape, South Africa
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D. bellidiformis 'Mezoo Trailing Red', National Botanic Garden, Washington D.C.[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Aizoaceae
Genus: Dorotheanthus
Species: D. bellidiformis
Binomial name
Dorotheanthus bellidiformis
(Burm.f.) N.E.Br.

Dorotheanthus bellidiformis, commonly called Livingstone daisy, Bokbaaivygie (Afrikaans), or Buck Bay vygie, is a species of flowering plant in the family Aizoaceae, native to the Cape Peninsula in South Africa. 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.[2][3][4]

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  1. ^ "Dorotheanthus bellidiformis 'Mezoo Trailing Red' - Livingstone Daisy". Mountain Crest Gardens. Retrieved 2015-08-16. 
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
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  4. ^ "Dorotheanthus bellidiformis (Burm.f) N.E.Br.". PlantZAfrica. Retrieved 2015-08-16.