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Blue Daisy, Blue Marguerite Felicia amelloides

FAMILY: ASTERACEAE (Sunflower Family)

With their sky-blue petals and sunny yellow centers, Africa's blue daisy Felicia amelloides just looks cheerful. The genus name does, indeed, come from the Latin word felix, meaning happy. This low-growing bush is popular in South Africa, where it recently was featured on a national postage stamp, as well as in Southern California and other warm habitats.