Gazania linearis

Photo (c)Tony Morosco 2002

Synonyms: Gazania longiscapa DC

Common names: gazania; treasure flower

Gazania linearis (gazania) is a perennial herb (family Asteraceae) introduced as an ornamental plant. It has been reported escaping into creekside vegetation and into native grassland from plantings in San Francisco, Monterey, and Ventura Counties, where it can form a dense groundcover and outcompete other species.

Cal-IPC Rating: Moderate

Cal-IPC Assessment

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Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

  • None for this species.

Other Gazania linearis Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • CalFlora - Distribution information based on submitted observations and herbarium specimens.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution information with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.