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infestation (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
low and spreading habit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
leaves (Photo: Greg Jordan)
flower-heads (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
Dimorphotheca fruticosa (L.) DC.
Osteospermum fruticosum (L.) Norl.
Asteraceae (Queensland, New South Wales, the ACT, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory)Compositae (South Australia)
African daisy, blue eyed daisy, Cape daisy, freeway daisy, pink African daisy, seascape daisy, shrubby daisy, shrubby daisy bush, shrubby daisybush, trailing African daisy
Native to south-western Africa (i.e. Cape Province in South Africa).
This species is becoming widely naturalised in south-eastern Australia (i.e. in Tasmania, southern Victoria and south-eastern South Australia). It is also present in inland South Australia and is possibly naturalised in south-eastern Queensland.
Also naturalised overseas in south-western USA (i.e. California) and New Zealand.
Trailing African daisy (Dimorphotheca fruticosa) is regarded as an emerging environmental weed in South Australia and New South Wales, and as a "sleeper weed" in other parts of southern Australia.
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