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Common name

English: Blue and white daisybush

German: Kapmargerite

Portuguese: Margarida-do-cabo


Kingdom: Plantae (2629)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2532)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2141)

      Order: Asterales (236)

        Family: Asteraceae (220)(family description)

          Genus: Osteospermum (1)

            Epithet: ecklonis (DC.) Norl. (1)

Synonym: Dimorphotheca ecklonis DC.

ecklonis => in honor of Christian Friedrich Ecklon (1795-1868), Danish apothecary and botanist who collected East and South Africa


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: purple, violet, pink, beige, white

External links

Check for Osteospermum ecklonis at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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