Tears For Daisy
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A photo taken by Nava Jo Thompson of colorful Daisies in Watercolor Florida. ............ Gerbera ....... is a genus of ornamental plants from the sunflower family (Asteraceae). It was named in honour of the German botanist and naturalist Traugott Gerber († 1743) who travelled extensively in Russia and was 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 is also commonly known as the African Daisy.........Gerbera species bear a large capitulum with striking, two-lipped ray florets in yellow, orange, white, pink or red colours. 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 flower heads can be as small as 7 cm (Gerbera mini 'Harley') in diameter or up to 12 cm (Gerbera ‘Golden Serena’)........Gerbera is very popular and widely used as a decorative garden plant or as cut flowers. The domesticated cultivars are mostly a result of a cross between Gerbera jamesonii and another South African species Gerbera viridifolia. The cross is known as Gerbera hybrida. Thousands of cultivars exist. They vary greatly in shape and size. Colours include white, yellow, orange, red, and pink. The centre of the flower is sometimes black. Often the same flower can have petals of several different colours........Gerbera is also important commercially. It is the fifth most used cut flower in the world (after rose, carnation, chrysanthemum, and tulip). It is also used as a model organism in studying flower formation. Gerbera contains naturally occurring coumarin derivatives. Gerbera is a tender perennial plant. It is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds, but resistant to deer... (next info about the white daisy) white glowing flower which enthralls and delights the nature's aura, Daisy is ambiguously present in each aspect of nature. The white color of the common Daisy not only signifies peaceful innocence but also denotes sophistication and diligence......A very common flower, Daisy can be seen anywhere in the meadows, gardens, and other grassy green areas. The flower has been adored through a variety of names in all the global languages. Scientifically nominated as Bellis Perennis, Daisy has been diversely classified into many varieties owing to its different colors and hues. The colors widely range from dominant white, yellow, scarlet , red., orange and many others........It is an evergreen annual that reaches up to a height more than 15 cm. A native to Britain, the plant is tolerant of frosty conditions and survives well enough beating the climatic variations. The flowers are hermaphrodite which implies that both male and female organs are present in the flower and it is capable of self fertilization. Various insects, bees and beetles help in the pollination process. ......Types of Daisies
In the whole wide world, Daisies have been found in various colors and hues. Few of the well known and prominent Daisy flower varieties are enlisted below: ..... Daisy
As the name reflects, this type of Daisy flower grows in farms and meadows and are easily propagative. ........Native to African farmlands, African Daisy is prominently grown as a half sturdy annual. The beautiful and vibrant color of the flowers are the major atraction. This type of Daisies can be configured in different colors such as white, burning red or scarlet hues..................................This is the most common variety which is widespread in the entire world. This species is known as Bellis perennis and is available in a variety of colors.......Larger flower head and a peduncled stalk differentiate this variety from the many others. It belongs to Leucanthemum species, particularly Leucanthemum vulgare and is prominently available in white color.
April 24th, 2013
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