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Felicia amelloides (blue marguerite)

Blue marguerite is a South African perennial, popularly cultivated for its bright blue flower heads.
Purple flower of blue marguerite

Felicia amelloides

Species information

Scientific name: 

Felicia amelloides (L.) Voss

Common name: 

blue marguerite, blue daisy, Paris daisy.

Conservation status: 

Not threatened.

Habitat: 

Coastal sand dunes, sandy flats, exposed stony hillsides, gravelly slopes, basalt cliffs and among rock outcrops.

Key Uses: 

Ornamental, sand dune stabiliser.

Known hazards: 

None known.

Taxonomy

Subclass: 
Superorder: 
Asteranae
Order: 
Asterales
Family: 
Compositae/ Asteraceae
Genus: Felicia

About this species

Blue marguerite is a long-lived member of the daisy family, which can flower throughout the year. It belongs to the genus Felicia, which is thought to be named after a German official, Herr Felix, who died in 1846.

Genus: 
Felicia

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