L. 1753 not Mill. 1754
Buphthalmum is a genus of flowering plants in the aster family, Asteraceae. There are 2 or 3 species. They are native to Europe, and B. salicifolium is in cultivation and has been introduced elsewhere.
These are perennial herbs with alternately arranged leaves. The inflorescence is a solitary flower head atop the stem. The head has very narrow phyllaries, yellow ray florets and yellow disc florets. The fruit is a cypsela usually tipped with a pappus of scales; those growing from the ray florets may lack pappi.
- Accepted Species
- Buphthalmum inuloides - Sardinia
- Buphthalmum salicifolium - western, central, + southern Europe; introduced in China, southeast Asia
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