Dorotheanthus bellidiformis

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Dorotheanthus bellidiformis
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D. bellidiformis, West Coast National Park, Western Cape, South Africa
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Aizoaceae
Genus: Dorotheanthus
D. bellidiformis
Binomial name
Dorotheanthus bellidiformis
(Burm.f.) N.E.Br.
The many colors of Livingstone daisy

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 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. ^ "Dorotheanthus bellidiformis". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  3. ^ "Dorotheanthus bellidiformis (Burm.f) N.E.Br". PlantZAfrica. Retrieved 2015-08-16.