These look like daisies, but I’ve never seen purple daisies before. I’m sure someone will let me know what they are eventually.
Update: My wife saw these flowers growing near City Hall, and they were labeled, so she was kind enough to write down the name for me. They are called Osteospermum, and are native to South Africa. There are about a million varieties (well, maybe not that many), but I’m thinking that these are maybe Bambas. I could be wrong, though—a lot of those purple varieties look very similar.
(1 May 2004)