Flowering plants native to South Africa, occurring in low-altitude sand and alpine meadows. They all have daisy-like composite flower heads and bloom over a long period in summer. They are drought tolerant and can handle heat, although they prefer cool summer climates.
Name Derivation: Named for Theodorus of Gaza, 15th-century Italian scholar and translator of the works of Theophrastus
Gazania is in the family Asteraceae.