Osteospermum sp.: African daisy

Osteospermum  is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the Calenduleae, one of the smaller tribes of the sunflower/daisy family Asteraceae.

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The scientific name is derived from the Greek osteon [bone] and Latin spermum [seed]. It has been given several common names: African daisy, South African daisy, Cape daisy and blue-eyed daisy.

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There are about 50 species, native to Africa, 35 species in southern Africa, and the southwestern Arabian Peninsula. They are half-hardy perennials or subshrubs. Therefore they do not survive outdoor wintry conditions, but there is still a wide range of hardiness.

Photo: Gardens by the Bay,  Singapore [20150609]

Source: Wikipedia

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