Images by Aarti Khale (ID by Usha Desai) Inserted by Gurcharan Singh   





Felicia amelloides (blue daisy, blue marguerite) is a species of flowering plant of the family Asteraceae, native to South Africa. F. amelloides is synonymous with, and formerly known as, F. aethiopica, Aster amelloides, Aster capensis, and Aster coelestis.

F. amelloides is an evergreen shrublet usually 30–60 cm (12–24 in) tall by 50 cm (20 in) wide, but sometimes up to 1 m (3 ft 3 in) tall, with densely branched and frequently dark red stems, and rough, hairy, ovate green leaves. Striking blue composite flowers with prominent yellow centres, about 30 mm in diameter, and borne on naked stalks up to 180 mm long.
This species is much cultivated, and in the temperate world is usually grown as a half-hardy annual in pots, window-boxes, hanging baskets, and other summer bedding schemes for parks and gardens. Drought- and wind-resistant, it requires a sheltered aspect in full sun, and does not tolerate frost.[2]
(From Wikipedia on 16.11.14)

Garden Flower For ID : California : 09NOV14 : AK-21 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Small, cultivated plant with blue flowers like a Daisy.

Looks to be an Asteraceae plant.

Felicia amelloides
blue marguerite

did you get to see if the leaf had a nice scent?

Really nice to know the id. Thanks a lot.

No, I could not smell the leaf. It was lack of time through the short trip. When you are with others, can’t have your own agenda. Need to be within the time limit.
So many other trees, flowers are captured in my mind but could not on the camera.
Need to revisit specially for it.


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