bokbaai vygie, noun phrase

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AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans place name Bokbaai ‘Buck Bay’ + vygie.
Any of several species of succulent plant of the genus Dorotheanthus of the Mesembryanthemaceae, especially D. bellidiformis, with brilliantly-coloured, daisy-like flowers; Buck Bay vygie; also called vygie. Also elliptical, bokbaai.
1962 S. Eliovson Discovering Wild Flowers in Sn Afr. 30One should drive a little beyond Darling to Ysterfontein by the sea to see the brilliant Bokbaai Vygie (Dorotheanthus) winking in the sunlight.
1963 M.G. McCoy Informant, Port ElizabethWe had a long walk in Settlers’ Park, all the Namaqualands are out, & the sparaxis & bobbejantjies,..oh! & acres of bokbaai vygies.
[1963 M.G. McCoy Informant, Port ElizabethLots of bokbaai & Namaqualand daisies.]
1965 S. Eliovson S. Afr. Wild Flowers for Garden 290Dorotheanthus,..This small genus of 6 species contains one of the most brilliant edging annuals..D. bellidiformis, the Bokbaai Vygie.
1972 S. Afr. Garden & Home Oct. 30Bokbaaivygie (mesembryanthemum) is a classical drought-resistant plant.
1985 Fair Lady 3 Apr. 137The flashy dayglo hues of the mesems — the bokbaais, lampranthus, suurvy and drosanthus — look their best against..an open sky.
1991 H. Hutchings in Weekend Post 30 Mar. (Leisure) 7In spring and summer ground-cover annuals like portulaca, bokbaai vygies and perennial gazanias will create a carpet of brilliance.
1993 Calendar order form (Cape Nature Conservation & Museums)The bokbaaivygie (Dorotheanthus bellidiformis) of the West Coast grows quickly after rain, produces flowers and seeds in abundance, and then dies off to survive the dry period in seed form.
Any of several species of succulent plant of the genus Dorotheanthus of the Mesembryanthemaceae, especially D. bellidiformis, with brilliantly-coloured, daisy-like flowers; Buck Bay vygie; also called vygie. Also elliptical, bokbaai.

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