DC., Prod. 6:46 (1838).
Synonymy: Chrysanthemum maximum Ramond, Bull. Soc. Philom. 2:140 (1800).
Common name: Shasta daisy.
Perennial herb to 1 m high; stems erect, unbranched above the rhizome, ribbed, glabrous; leaves cauline, lanceolate to elliptic, broad and subamplexicaul at the base, acute, to 12 cm long, to 2 cm wide, decreasing in size up the stem, serrulate, glabrous with a prominent mid-vein.
peduncles solitary, to 15 cm long, robust, erect; capitulum 5-8 cm diam.; involucral bracts oblong, with expanded hyaline scarious apices, the longest series 7-9 mm long; ligules lanceolate, truncate, 3-toothed at the apex, c. 2.5 cm long; disk florets very numerous, bright-yellow.
achenes c. 3 mm long, with a minute pappus.
Macoboy (1969) What flower is that?, fig. 211.
A popular garden flower, occasionally found as an escape in the Mt Lofty Ranges.
Flowering time: Jan — March.
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