Argyranthemum foeniculaceum

(Willdenow) Webb ex Schultz-Bipontinus in P. B. Webb and S. Berthelot

in P. B. Webb and S. Berthelot, Hist. Nat. Îles Canaries 3(2,75): 262. 1844

Synonyms: Argyranthemum anethifolium Webb Chrysanthemum anethifolium Willdenow Chrysanthemum foeniculaceum (Willdenow) Steudel
Basionyms: Pyrethrum foeniculaceum Willdenow
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 19. Treatment on page 552.
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Leaves scattered or crowded at bases of peduncles, ± succulent; blades ± obovate, 20–45(–100) × 10–30(–65) mm, (1–)2–3-pinnately lobed, ultimate margins dentate or entire, faces glabrous, ± glaucous. Peduncles 5–10 cm. Cypselae 2–4(–6) mm; pappi 0 (cypselar wall tissue sometimes produced as teeth or crowns at apices of some cypselae). 2n = 18.

Phenology: Flowering May.
Habitat: Disturbed sites
Elevation: 0–10 m

Distribution

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Calif., Macaronesia.

Discussion

Cultivars of Argyranthemum foeniculaceum and/or A. frutescens (Linnaeus) Schultz-Bipontinus (similar, not glaucous) are widely used horticulturally in landscaping and for cut flowers and are often sold as florists’ daisies, marguerites, or Paris daisies.

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.