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- n. Any flowering plant of the genus Gazania, native to southern Africa.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. any plant of the genus Gazania valued for their showy daisy flowers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of South African herbaceous composites, with large solitary heads of showy flowers, the rays expanding only in bright weather.
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- n. any plant of the genus Gazania valued for their showy daisy flowers
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If you're a novice gardener who doesn't know a gazania from a geranium, you might be wondering what "plant hardiness zone" refers to on the information tags for flowers, trees, and other plants you've seen at your local gardening center or home center.
Olive tree, eucalyptus, the South African gazania flower, even cannabis is traceable in Seine-St-Denis hives, according to Yves Loublier, a pollen specialist with the French National Center for Scientific Research.
I drove past an untended guardhouse whose windows still bore masking-tape Ks, into a completely empty parking lot fringed with yellow gazania.
In a reasonably sized front yard in an average neighborhood near an average elementary school, there is an extraordinary flower by the name of the gazania.
In the afternoon, or on cloudy, shady days, the gazania gets tired of staring at the sun and closes its eyes (and petals) and goes to sleep. it looks dead and wilted at night, but it opens up again every morning, coming back to life like a zombie flower.
I haven't in three years seen a row of gazania (that pink flower, someone finally enlightened me to its name on Flickr) that glorious, and the revived chili plant is in bloom!
So many pretty flowers–love the gaillardia and gazania–but it’s those mossy steps I’m fixated on. chuck b. said this on May 15, 2008 at 3:18 pm | Reply