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(First upload on October 30 2014. Last on March 29 2018) [ 日本語 | English ]

Gazania rigens (L.) Gaertn.






Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Gazania Gaertn. (クンショウギク)
Janomekunshougiku (ジャノメクンショウギク, 蛇目勲章菊), treasure flower
Distribution: native to southern Africa (imported to Japan in the late Taisho Era)
Synonyms:

G. × splendens Hort. ex Lem. (クンショウギク, if established)

var. leucolaena (DC.) Roessler, called trailing gazania for gardening
var. rigens, clumping gazania for gardening, prducing large flower heads (4-8 cm in diameter) with yellow or orange rays, each with a basal eye-spot
var. uniflora (L.f.) Roessler
+ many cultivars for gardening (e.g., cv. daybreak garden sun, and cv.daybreak bright orange
→ flower colors: red, pink, orange, yellow and white
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Gazania rigens in Japan


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[1-3] a white-flowered cultivar in a samll garden close to an apartment on N28/E3, East Ward, in the city of Sapporo, Hokkaido, on July 26 2014. [4-6] near the JR Kagoshima Central Station, southern Kyushu, on March 20 2015. [7/8] undar a street tree at N16/W4, North Ward, Sapporo, on October 26 2017.

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