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Osteospermum (African Daisy, Blue-eyed Daisy, Cape Daisy, Blue Eyed Daisy, South African Daisy, Cape Marigold, Spoon Daisy)

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  • Common Name: Osteospermum (African Daisy, Blue-eyed Daisy, Cape Daisy, Blue Eyed Daisy, South African Daisy, Cape Marigold, Spoon Daisy)
  • Latin Name: Osteospermum spp; Dimorpotheca spp..
  • Family Name: Asteraceae/Compositae
Osteospermum, and its close relative Dimorphotheca,  can contain the cyanogenic glucoside linamarin, which has caused illness and some deaths in livestock, and although we can find no research to indicate that it is toxic to reptiles, we suggest that you err on the side of caution and do not feed this plant to your tortoise (although if a small amount is accidentally nibbled it should not be a problem). 

The flowers can be found in many colours from pink and lilac through to different shades of orange, yellow and white.
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