Ursinia dentata (L.) Poir.

Frost hardy, shrubby perennial with pinnate leaves with one or two leaflets and flower stems to 20cm bearing daisy-like flowers, white or yellow above and purple and coppery beneath, in winter.  Flowers throughout the year.  To 60cm.  [RHSD, Rice].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Introduced to Britain in 1787.  [JD].

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [H.13/1843].


Arctotis dentata Thunb. (non L.) = Sphenogyne discolor Less., another south African species.

Published Sep 14, 2009 - 04:48 PM | Last updated Feb 23, 2010 - 01:56 PM

Figured are three African daisies, the flowers orange, mauve of blue.  Rice pl.LXXVIII.

Ursinia dentata (L.) Poir. | Rice pl.LXXVIII | CM

More details about Ursinia dentata (L.) Poir.
Family Asteraceae
Region of origin

South Africa

  • Sphenogyne dentata R.Br. 
Common Name

African daisy, Jewel of the Veldt

Name in the Camden Park Record

Arctotis dentata 

Confidence level high