One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A plant of the daisy family, sometimes cultivated for its bright flowers.
Family Compositae: several genera, in particular Dimorphotheca, Arctotis, and Gerbera
- ‘South African daisies are a great group of plants and dozens of varieties have been developed in Britain recently.’
- ‘I did pick up some seeds for African daisies and Tumbling Tom tomatoes (designed to grow in hanging baskets and windowboxes).’
- ‘Groundcovers may include African daisy, trailing gazania or even large-leafed Algerian ivy.’
- ‘For a splash of bright yellow or orange choose Gazania Sundance whose blooms look like miniature sunflowers, or the African daisy Arctotis, which comes in white, yellow and blue.’
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