Felicia amelloides

Felicia amelloides
Felicia amelloides
Felicia amelloides.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Felicia
Species: F. amelloides
Binomial name
Felicia amelloides
(L.) Voss

Aster rotundifolius Thunb.
Cineraria amelloides L.[1]

Felicia amelloides (blue daisy, blue marguerite) is a herbaceous perennial of family Asteraceae, native to South Africa. F. amelloides is synonymous with, and formerly known as, F. aethiopica, Aster amelloides, Aster capensis, and Aster coelestis.

Felicia amelloides at San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, California, USA.

F. amelloides is an evergreen shrublet usually about 0.3–0.6 x 0.5 m, but sometimes up to 1 m tall, with densely branched and frequently dark red stems, and rough, hairy, ovate green leaves. Striking blue and yellow flowers are typical of Asteraceae, about 30 mm in diameter, and borne on naked stalks up to 180 mm long.


  1. ^ Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) (1995-05-21). "Taxon: Felicia amelloides (L.) Voss" (HTML). Taxonomy for Plants. USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program, National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?401673. Retrieved 2008-04-01.