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Doronicum plantagineum
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Senecioneae
Genus: Doronicum
  • Aronicum Neck. ex Rchb.
  • Fullartonia DC.
  • Arnica Boehm., illegitimate homonym, not L.
  • Grammarthron Cass.

Doronicum is a genus of flowering plants in the sunflower family, known as leopard's bane.[2] They are all herbaceous perennials native to Europe, southwest Asia and Siberia. They produce yellow, daisy-like flowerheads in spring and summer.[3]

Although the genus is often classified in the tribe Senecioneae, there is evidence that a classification elsewhere in the subfamily Asteroideae may be more appropriate.[4]


Doronicum bellidiastrum Sm. is a synonym for Bellis sylvestris.[5]


  1. ^ a b Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist, advanced search for Doronicum
  2. ^ Stace, Clive (2010). New Flora of the British Isles (3rd ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. p. 769. ISBN 978-0-521-70772-5.
  3. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
  4. ^ Funk, Vicki A.; Susanna, Alfonso; Stuessy, Tod F.; Bayer, Randall J., eds. (2009). Systematics, Evolution and Biogeography of the Compositae (PDF). p. 509. ISBN 978-3-9501754-3-1.
  5. ^ "Bellis sylvestris Cirillo", Plants of the World Online, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved 2018-12-19

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