Scientific Name:
Glebionis coronaria (L.) Cass. ex Spach (1841)
  • Chrysanthemum coronarium L., Sp. Pl. 890 (1753) nom. cons.

Glabrous or sparsely hairy herb. Stems erect, 15–120 cm tall, striate, branched above. Basal and lower cauline lvs green, ovate-oblong to obovate, (1)–2–3-pinnatisect, up to c. 10 cm long; base cuneate with reduced leaflets along lf sheath; ultimate segments subulate, entire or with a few teeth, all in one plane; cauline lvs similar to basal, smaller and less divided near capitula. Involucral bracts 5–15 mm long; margins and apex membranous; inner bracts with broad apical flap. Capitula few in corymbs, or solitary, c. 3–5 cm diam.; ray florets 10-numerous (capitula sometimes double); ligules usually pale to bright yellow, rarely white; disc florets numerous, yellow. Achenes 2.5–3 mm long, with small glandular hairs; achenes of ray florets usually 3-angled, with angles often winged and faces faintly ribbed or smooth; achenes of disc florets mostly with (1)–2-winged angles and 3 narrow ribs on each surface, innermost achenes sometimes not winged.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4. as Chrysanthemum coronarium L.]


Flowering: Oct.–Feb.

Linnaeus, C. 1753: Species Plantarum. Impensis Laurentii Salvii, Stockholm.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.
Oberprieler, C.; Himmelreich, S.; Vogt, R. 2007: A new subtribal classification of the tribe Anthemideae (Compositae). Willdenowia 37: 89–114.