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Chrysanthemum leucanthemum

Ox-Eye Daisy, Common Daisy
Asteraceae (Compositae)
Perennials, Flowers


There are about 160 species of chrysanthemum, mostly native to China, Japan, and Europe. Included are some of the most popular and useful of garden plants—the top favorite being C. x grandiflorum, whose modern descendants are known as florists' chrysanthemums.

Taxonomists have split the Chrysanthemum into a number of new genera—and, in certain cases, changed their minds and returned some species to the original genus.

Chrysanthemum leucanthemum

European native naturalized in many places; spreads by rhizomes and self-seeding. To 2 ft. high, 1 ft. wide, with bright green foliage and yellow-centered white daisies from late spring to fall.

'May Queen'

Europe, Asia. Grows 2 ft. tall, 1 ft. wide, with bright green foliage and yellow-centered white daisies that appear from late spring through fall.

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