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Rogan

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Putative hybrid?
« on: September 09, 2010, 02:33:38 PM »
There's always a surprise awaiting the unwary gardener! This attractive flower (right in the first photo) appeared as a self-sown seedling in my daisy patch recently. I was extremely surprised to see this flower on what I assumed to be just another orange Barberton Daisy, Gerbera jamesonii. I do grow a patch of Gerbera viridifolia nearby (left in the first photo) so, perhaps I shouldn't be surprised to come across what might be an occasional hybrid. The second photo shows details of the capitulum and how different the two flowers really are.
Rogan Roth, near Swellendam, Western Cape, SA
Warm temperate climate - zone 10-ish

 


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