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Buphthalmum salicifolium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Inuleae
Genus: Buphthalmum
L. 1753 not Mill. 1754[1]

Buphthalmum is a genus of flowering plants in the aster family, Asteraceae.[3] There are 2[4] or 3[5] species. They are native to Europe, and B. salicifolium is in cultivation and has been introduced elsewhere.[5][6]

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.[5]

Accepted Species[2]
  1. Buphthalmum inuloides - Sardinia
  2. Buphthalmum salicifolium - western, central, + southern Europe; introduced in China, southeast Asia