Maryland Blogger: Gazania, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Gazania, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland

Gazania, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 2872

 

I posted this photograph in a number of Facebook groups and decided to share it with you as well. These are small flowers that do well in the summertime gardens in Kentlands.

 

Subhash Sharma  "The genus of this gorgeous Gazania with 18 different varieties was first formally described by German botanist Joseph Gaertner in the second volume of his major work De Fructibus et Seminibus Plantarum in 1791. Gaertner named the genus after Theodorus Gaza, a 15th-century translator of the works of Theophrastus. Gazania is a member of the tribe Arctotideae and the sub tribe Gorteriinae. Within the subtribe it is close to Hirpicium and Gorteria. Many of the species of Gazania are hard to distinguish and the number of species assigned to the genus has varied widely from one author to another. In 1959, Helmut Roessler published what he considered to be a preliminary revision of Gazania. At that time, he had recognized only 16 species."

Mr. Sharma is a Facebook friend who lives in Ireland. He frequently comments on my photographs as I post them on Facebook.

 

Gazania, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 2872
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Photograph by Roy Kelley
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Comment balloon 13 commentsRoy Kelley • December 02 2018 05:38PM

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As always, your photography delights this viewer!!  I especially enjoy seeing such vibrancy on an overcast Sunday!

Posted by Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com (Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty) about 2 months ago

Wishing you a most splendid Sunday and week ahead, with your camera in hand!

Posted by Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com (Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty) about 2 months ago

You may wish to join this Facebook group...

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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 2 months ago

This is another Facebook group that you may wish to join...

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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 2 months ago

Dear Roy,

Very nice flower. Does it have a common name? Would be one to consider planting.

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland (RE/MAX Leading Edge) about 2 months ago

There's spectacular color in that blossom, Roy!  I know the various Facebook groups give you joy.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 2 months ago

ONGRATULATIONS Roy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 2 months ago

Myrl Jeffcoat 

Thank you very much for the feature recognition. It is much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 2 months ago

Dörte Engel 

This flower is a gazania. It is available in many colors.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 2 months ago

Your flower i sbeautiful and knowledge is vast Roy Kelley 

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 2 months ago

From your photos, I can always tell how beautiful of a walk you have had and I am glad you always have your camera with you!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) about 2 months ago

Good morning Roy.  This is a beautiful Gazania.  Though, I have to confess I did not know what a Gazania was before seeing this post.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 2 months ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 1 month ago

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