Dimorphotheca


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Dimorphotheca

 

a genus of plants of the family Compositae. Dimorphotheca are annual or perennial grasses or subshrubs with large anthodia on the ends of the branched stems. The achenes do not have thistledowns. There are seven species in South Africa. Some species are widely cultivated as ornamental annuals, chiefly D. aurantiaca, which has yellow-orange flowers with ligulate florets, and D. pluvialis (D. annua), which has white (purple beneath) flowers with ligulate florets.

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Cumulative effect of elevated ultraviolet-B radiation over three generations of the arid environment ephemeral Dimorphotheca sinuata DC (Asteraceae).
The list of choices seems to go on forever: Arctotis, Dimorphotheca, Euryops, Felicia, Gazania, Gerbera, and Osteospermum are woven into shrub and perennial beds, splashed over bare spaces in the border, and allowed to spill out of containers.
Vibrant calendulas in various shades of orange or Dimorphothecas for a very sunny spot make great edging choices.