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Gorteria diffusa, Beetle Daisy

Gorteria diffusa

Beetle Daisy
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: South Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Gorteria diffusa is pollinated by a small bee-fly, Megapalpus nitidus, which is strikingly similar to the raised spots that occur on some of the ray florets. Male flies are strongly attracted to the spots.

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping.

Gorteria diffusa, Beetle Daisy

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