Gazania 1.

Common name


Scientific Name

Gazania linearis

Type of plant

Daisies & Thistles (Family Asteraceae)

About this weed

Another native of South Africa and a former garden plant, the Gazania is now widespread especially in coastal areas. This member of the Daisy (Asteraceae) Family forms large clumps of yellow, orange and red flowers from winter through spring to early summer. Unfortunately is is still available as a water wise garden plant and used by Local Governments in parks and other public areas.


Gazania is a clumping annual growing to about 0.3 m and producing masses of yellow, orange or red daisy flowers. It roots at nodes and produces upright linear leaves that are dark green on the upper surface and white and woolly underneath. The flowers may be up to 10 cm across.

Impact on Bushland

If left will spread over bushland and may impact on plant communities.


Usually found in coastal areas and the southern wheatbelt on roadsides and in wasteland around settlements.

Priority for removal

Medium: if established can impact native plant communities.

Management (hand)

Hand pull before flowering to prevent seeds developing.

Management (herbicide)

Not available

Flowering month/s

June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Flower colour/s

Red, Yellow, Orange

Information source

Additional information

Hussey, B.M.J., Keighery, G.J., Dodd, J., Lloyd, S.G. and Cousens, R.D. (2007) Western weeds. A guide to the weeds of Western Australia, Second Edition, The Weeds Society of Western Australia, Victoria Park, Western Australia.

Gazania images


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