Gerbera (African Daisy) - Best Viewed Large
LA Arboretum 4.2.2011
Canon 100mm 2.8L IS Macro - MF
Gerbera is also commonly known as: African Daisy, Transvaal Daisy, and Barberton Daisy. The gerbera daisy, known as the ~Transvaal Daisy,~ originated in South Africa.
It has approximately 30 species in the wild, extending to South America, Africa and tropical Asia. The first scientific description of a Gerbera was made by J.D. Hooker in Curtis's Botanical Magazine in 1889 when he described Gerbera jamesonii, a South African species also known as Transvaal daisy or Barberton Daisy.