Asteriscus maritimus

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Asteriscus maritimus
Asteriscus maritimus flowers.jpg
Asteriscus maritimus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Astereae
Genus: Asteriscus
Species: A. maritimus
Binomial name
Asteriscus maritimus
(L.) Less.

Asteriscus maritimus is a herbaceous perennial in the family Asteraceae. The species is native to the Canary Islands, southern Portugal, the western Mediterranean and Greece. It grows up to 30 cm high and 45 cm in width and produces yellow "daisy" flowers with darker yellow centres.


This species prefers a well-drained, preferably sandy soil with moderate levels of moisture and exposure to full sun. It is well-suited to rock gardens and container cultivation. Propagation is by seed or cuttings.