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Gazania rigens on a windy day Native to South Africa. A perennial, herbaceous plant usually only growing 15-30 cm tall, very popular and widely grown. Numerous cultivars and hybrids of Gazania rigens are grown here in Australia. <br />
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But now widely naturalised in the coastal districts of southern and eastern Australia and considered a weed of coastal sand dunes and headlands, urban bushland, roadsides, disturbed sites and waste areas.<br />
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Seen here growing alongside Pennisetum alopecuroides, a grass native to Australia and Asia.  Asteraceae,Asterales,Australia,Gazania rigens,Geotagged,Summer,botany,flora,new south wales,orange flower Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Gazania rigens on a windy day

Native to South Africa. A perennial, herbaceous plant usually only growing 15-30 cm tall, very popular and widely grown. Numerous cultivars and hybrids of Gazania rigens are grown here in Australia.

But now widely naturalised in the coastal districts of southern and eastern Australia and considered a weed of coastal sand dunes and headlands, urban bushland, roadsides, disturbed sites and waste areas.

Seen here growing alongside Pennisetum alopecuroides, a grass native to Australia and Asia.

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Gazania rigens (syn. G. splendens) is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, native to Southern Africa. The species occurs in South Africa and Mozambique. It is naturalised elsewhere and is widely cultivated as an ornamental garden plant.

Similar species: Asterales
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Feb 3, 2021. Captured Jan 10, 2021 11:39 in 59 Merewether St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/10.0
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO250
  • 105mm