Scientific Name:
Gazania linearis (Thunb.) Druce

Perennial. Stems rhizomatous; old lvs persisting. Lvs tufted at tips of rhizomes, usually entire, rarely pinnate, linear-oblanceolate, (10)–15–20 × 0.5–1 cm, tapered to long petiole; upper surface with sparse short bristles or glabrous, green; lower surface with dense appressed white tomentum, with glabrous or rarely bristly midrib; margins with sparse short bristles, revolute. Capitula solitary; peduncles (15)–20–30 cm long. Involucre 1.5–2.5–(3) cm diam., turbinate. Involucral bracts in 2–3 rows, usually with marginal bristles or glabrous, sometimes with cobwebby tomentum; free portion linear, equal or > fused portion. Ligules yellow to orange, with or without dark, white-centred blotch at base, 2.5–4.5 cm long. Disc florets dark. Achenes not seen.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]


Flowering: Nov.–Feb.