L., Sp. Pl. 890 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Summer chrysanthemum.
Annual to 90 cm high; stems erect, branched, robust, glabrous; leaves obovate to ovate, subamplexicaul at the base, 2.5-12 cm long, 1-5 cm wide, pinnatisect with dentate to pinnatipartite segments, bright-green, glabrous to slightly hairy.
Ray achenes asymmetric, 3-winged, ribbed on the inner: face; disk achenes flattened, ribbed, usually with a wing on the outer face or the innermost achenes symmetric.
W.Aust. Native to the Mediterranean region.
Flowering time: Oct. — Nov.
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
An occasional escape from cultivation.
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