Perennial low-growing, clump-forming daisies. Leaves are < 10 cm long with dark green upper surfaces and white undersides. G. linearis has short stems and persistent dead leaves. G. rigens has longer stems and dead leaves don't persist. Flowers are composite, bright orange/yellow with a dark basal blotch. Achenes are covered with long hairs.
Although gazania is not a legally declared pest plant, it may still be invasive in some situations. Consider lower risk alternatives for your garden, such as native plants.
Coastal areas, dunes, grassland, rocky outcrops, cliffs, riparian margins, wasteland, roadsides.
Seeds dispersed by wind, water and attachment to animals. Vegetative spread from stem fragments. Human-mediated dispersal through dumping of garden waste, deliberate plantings and movement of contaminated vehicles and clothing.
Competes with and suppresses native coastal vegetation.
Follow up treated areas 3 times per year. Encourage natural regeneration of native plants or replant treated areas where possible after 2-3 treatments to establish dense ground cover and minimise reinvasion.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.