Argyranthemum frutescens

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Argyranthemum frutescens
Flower April 2011-3.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Anthemideae
Genus: Argyranthemum
Species: A. frutescens
Binomial name
Argyranthemum frutescens
(L.) Sch.Bip.
Synonyms

Chrysanthemum frutescens

Argyranthemum frutescens, known as Paris daisy,[1] marguerite or marguerite daisy, is a perennial plant known for its flowers. It is native to the Canary Islands in Macaronesia.

Cultivation[edit]

Argyranthemum frutescens, as the Marguerite daisy, is cultivated in the horticulture trade and widely available and used as a flowering ornamental plant in private gardens and public parks.

Distribution[edit]

A. frutescens can be normally found during the summer, since they grow best with full sunlight, although they are at their showiest during the spring. These flowers grow in many different types of habitats. They are also most frequently used for borders of houses since they grow continuously. They can only survive under summer conditions with plenty of sun and cannot survive in areas that are cold and have no sunlight. They are also known for long period of growth ranging from May to November.

Habitat and ecology[edit]

Along with full sunlight, in order to grow, this plant needs organic matter in high quantities, while also making sure the soil is drained very well. If plant is too overwhelmed with water it can cause the plant to die. Tolerant of low temperatures, though cannot survive in freezing temperatures. Needs a lot of sunlight in order to grow and must be protected from the wind.

Morphology[edit]

This sub-shrub is made up of white, yellow or pink daisy-like flowerss approximately 2.5 inches in diameter with a yellow center. Also found with green foliage. This is usually found on a bushy plant that is about 2-3' tall and wide, while usually 1 to 3 feet tall. A very fragrant flower. Can usually be found growing in flower beds.

Flowers and fruit[edit]

During the summer time they mostly attract butterflies since they are known for being a showy flower.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a488 http://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/details?plantid=5710 http://www.easybloom.com/plantlibrary/plant/marguerite-daisy-11 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0031942297000630# http://plantfinder.sunset.com/plant-details.jsp?id=3226

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007" (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original on 2015-02-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.