Day 87: Gerbera Daisy

“The gerbera daisy was discovered in 1884 near Barberton, South Africa, by Scotsman Robert Jameson. While the flower’s scientific name, Gerbera jamesonii, recollects the name of its founder, the meaning of its common name draws from German naturalist Traugott Gerber. Breeding programs that began in England in 1890 enhanced the flower’s quality and color variations. The gerbera daisy’s popularity soon traveled to growers in the Netherlands which, along with Columbia, is the primary distributor of the flower’s cut version today.” (Source)

19 thoughts on “Day 87: Gerbera Daisy

  1. Love the photo, especially because of the black background you chose. Beautiful 🙂

    I have missed looking at your photos. I’m going to make up for the lost time in the next few weeks hopefully!

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  2. I love daisies..and, yellow, not to mention, it looks like a mini sunflower….a winning combination for me 😀
    Beautiful, for all those reasons… and, a lovely detailed close up too!

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