Gerbera or Daisy Flowers

We don’t have a Gerbera or Daisy flowers at this time. The one in the photo here are also taken as we went to the garden center around 25 minutes drive from us.

Gerbera (pronounced /ˈɡɜrbərə/) L. is a genus of ornamental plants from the sunflower family (Asteraceae). It was named in honor of the German naturalist Traugott Gerber, a friend of Carolus Linnaeus.

It has approximately 30 species in the wild, extending to South America, Africa and tropical Asia. The first scientific description of a Gerbera was made by J.D. Hooker in Curtis’s Botanical Magazine in 1889 when he described Gerbera jamesonii, a South African species also known as Transvaal daisy or Barberton Daisy.

Gerbera species bear a large capitulum with striking, two-lipped ray florets in yellow, orange, white, pink or red colors. The capitulum, which has the appearance of a single flower, is actually composed of hundreds of individual flowers. The morphology of the flowers varies depending on their position in the capitulum. The flowers can be as small as 7 cm (Gerbera mini ‘Harley’) in diameter or up to 12 cm (Gerbera ‘Golden Serena’). continue reading here

Scientific classification:

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Mutisioideae
Tribe: Mutisieae
Genus: Gerbera

 

2 Responses to “Gerbera or Daisy Flowers”

  1. Gypsy Lala Says:

    Enjoy reading your blogs. Here is mine, plants lover from Singapore.

  2. Gypsy Lala Says:

    Enjoy reading your blogs. Here is mine, plants lover from Singapore.

 

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