Pictured above is an African daisy (Osteospermum sp.), also known as “Pink Whirls.” Native to Africa, there are approximately 50 species of African daisy. The African daisy is a half-hardy perennial plant, which means that it requires consistently warm temperatures and is able to flower over the course of several years. This species of daisy is closely related to the flower, chrysanthemum.
Photo by Jon Sullivan; courtesy PDPhoto.org.