Martha's exotic Backyard in Israel
Gazania rigens, Treasure flower,
גזניה ריגנס ,פרח הסתדרות, Histadrut flower/Union flower
|| ||Gazania rigens (L.) Gaertn.|
|| ||Treasure flower, Yellow Trailing Gazania|
|| ||גזניה ריגנס ,פרח הסתדרות, Histadrut flower/Union flower|
|| ||Compositae / Asteraceae, מורכבים|
|| ||Short lived perennial|
|| ||Up to 40 cm long; short creeping aboveground stems; simple or sparsely branched|
|| ||Elongated entire to deeply lobed leaves, green or greyish upper surfaces, whitish hairy undersides|
|| ||Solitary; a daisylike inflorescence composed of disk flowers in the centre surrounded by marginal ray flowers; Flowers do not open in low light; Require full sun for optimum bloom
|| ||7-10 cm flowers, disk flowers in the centre surrounded by marginal ray flowers, petals are usually bright orange to deep yellow with a black base marked with a white spot|
|Fruits / pods:
|| ||Cypsela yellowish brown, densely covered with long, upwardly directed, straight hairs; pappus of 2 rows of linear, acuminate scales, hidden by the long hairs of the cypsela|
|| ||Spring, summer
|| ||South Africa|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Gazania, named in honor for Theodore of Gaza (1398 - 1478), a Greek-born Italian scholar and translator of the works of Theophrastus from Greek into Latin.
rigens, rigid, stiff.
Histadrut Flowers (Union Flower) are up to 30 cm tall, open in the morning and close in the evening.
- The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
- The standard author abbreviation Gaertn. is used to indicate Joseph Gaertner (1732 – 1791), a German botanist.