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Blood red with a bullseye for bees In this macro we see the individual flowers on the composite flowerhead beginning to open from the outside toward the centre. Gazania are perfect in my garden as hardy, low growing, drought resistant ground cover.<br />
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These perennials are native to South Africa. Gazania is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. <br />
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This is Gazania rigens &#039;Pink Kiss&#039;. The colours of this cultivar are incredible, passionate and dynamic. <br />
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Flower head diameter 60 mm<br />
Plant height 25 cm and width 30 cm. <br />
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Blood red with a bullseye for bees

In this macro we see the individual flowers on the composite flowerhead beginning to open from the outside toward the centre. Gazania are perfect in my garden as hardy, low growing, drought resistant ground cover.

These perennials are native to South Africa. Gazania is a genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae.

This is Gazania rigens 'Pink Kiss'. The colours of this cultivar are incredible, passionate and dynamic.

Flower head diameter 60 mm
Plant height 25 cm and width 30 cm.

    comments (11)

  1. Simply gorgeous! Posted 10 months ago
    1. Glad you enjoyed, thank you. Posted 10 months ago
  2. Stunning photo! Posted 10 months ago
    1. Thank you. Posted 10 months ago
  3. Very striking and well executed macro. Congrats Ruth Posted 10 months ago
    1. Thank you. Such dynamic flowers. Posted 10 months ago
  4. Awesome! Posted 10 months ago
    1. Glad you enjoyed, thank you. Posted 10 months ago
  5. Right place, right time, right exposure, right position and right focus. All the right's came together on this one. Posted 10 months ago
    1. Thank you William. It's a dilemma at times whether to highlight the whole bloom or detail - it's all so intriguing. Posted 9 months ago
  6. Stunningly beautiful Ruth! Posted 9 months ago

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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 Jan 27, 2022. Captured Jan 15, 2022 12:26 in 14 Hillcrest Rd, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/16.0
  • 10/2500s
  • ISO250
  • 105mm