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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 8:50 pm    Post subject: 4 O'Clock?? Reply with quote

My mum calls this 4 O clock but I cant seem to find the correct name for it when I do a search on the web.

Can anyone identify this?

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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe that it is Dimorphotheca pluvialis. Common name rain daisy.


http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/African%2520Daisy%2520white.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/African%2520Daisy%2520white.html&usg=__7EoJy3GKCJuat3XdtrZjUuJrn8A=&h=384&w=512&sz=53&hl=en&start=12&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=ZUj9Iu5Zgjr1CM:&tbnh=98&tbnw=131&prev=/images%3Fq%3DDimorphotheca%2Bpluvialis%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG%26rls%3Dp,com.microsoft:en-gb:IE-ContextMenu%26rlz%3D1I7SUNA_en-GB%26tbs%3Disch:1

http://www.theflowerexpert.com/content/aboutflowers/tropicalflowers/african-moon


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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure, but could it be osteospermum ?
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Difficult to keep up with the name changes. It rather depends on whether this is a perennial. If it is then Osteospermum it is.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteospermum
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have got this plant and always called it an osteospermum but was confused that it survived the harsh winters, i inherited it from my mother who also called it osteospermum am interested that it could be Dimorphotheca pluvialis although mine is mauve and fades to almost white. i have also tried it successfully in a damp area with hostas which an osteospermum wouldnt like so could be. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was wrong . If your plant survives through the winter it will be Osteospermum. The Dimorphotheca pluvialis 1st suggested is an annual.

They come in different colours and some even have wonderful petals.

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.deeproot.co.uk/photo/images/Osteospermum%2520%27Pink%2520Whirls%27.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.deeproot.co.uk/photo/pages/Osteospermum%2520%27Pink%2520Whirls%27.htm&usg=__lyAce6Tawhnjhh3I1xOOupz45Rw=&h=500&w=500&sz=62&hl=en&start=38&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=CSQy9637GRuOMM:&tbnh=130&tbnw=130&prev=/images%3Fq%3DOsteospermum%26start%3D20%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Dp,com.microsoft:en-gb:IE-ContextMenu%26rlz%3D1I7SUNA_en-GB%26ndsp%3D20%26tbs%3Disch:1

http://www.google.co.uk/images?q=Osteospermum.&rls=p,com.microsoft:en-gb:IE-ContextMenu&oe=UTF-8&rlz=1I7SUNA_en-GB&redir_esc=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks silver surfer for clearing that up have got enough sh** in my head let alone trying to memorise the name Dimorphotheca pluvialis dont know how to pronounce it either , good, status quo ! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2010 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully breaking it up will make it easier to remember....

Dimorphotheca
Meaning: Gr. dis = twice, morphe = shape, theka = fruit
In allusion to the two kinds of achenes (type of fruit) found in one and the same fruiting head; those of the disc and ray differ in shape

pluvialis
Meaning: pertaining to rain


Source: Stearn's Dictionary, Latinworldlist.com

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