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Gazania linearis  (Thunb.) Druce
Gazania,   Treasure flower,   Treasureflower
Gazania linearis is a perennial herb that is not native to California.
Cal-IPC rating: moderate
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Genus: Gazania
Family: Asteraceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Habitat: disturbed

Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTSGazania longiscapa
PLANTSGorteria linearis
Information about  Gazania linearis from other sources

[Cal-IPC] Invasive: Gazania linearis (Gazania) is a perennial herb (family Asteraceae) introduced as an ornamental plant. It has been reported escaping into creekside vegetation and into native grassland from plantings in San Francisco, Monterey, and Ventura Counties, where it can form a dense groundcover and outcompete other species. Cal-IPC Rating: Moderate, Alert (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

[Wikipedia] South Africa native: Gazania linearis is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae, with thin linear leaves, native to South Africa. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/21/2024).