Lomelosia prolifera

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Carmel daisy
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Genus: Lomelosia
L. prolifera
Binomial name
Lomelosia prolifera
  • Asterocephalus prolifer (L.) Spreng.
  • Scabiosa prolifera L.
  • Trochocephalus prolifer (L.) Á.Löve & D.Löve

Lomelosia prolifera, the Carmel daisy,[2] is a flowering plant of the family Caprifoliaceae. Its flowers in February to May,[3] are creamy yellow, and when the petals are shed they leave a greenish-looking dried flower, good for arrangements. It is native to the eastern Mediterranean.

It is an annual, growing up to 40 cm high. It has erect stem with soft, rather long, whitish hairs. The leaves are arranged opposite, simple, entire or irregularly dentate, pale green and hairy on both surfaces. The flowers are zygomorphic and hermaphrodite, After flowering it produces an Achene.[2]

It was first published in Willdenowia vol.15 on page 75 in 1985.[1][4]

It is found in Cyprus,[3] East Aegean Islands, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Turkey.[1][4]

Habitat: Waste ground, roadsides, grassy slopes, fields, 0-1500 m alt.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Lomelosia prolifera (L.) Greuter & Burdet | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 18 August 2022.
  2. ^ a b c "Lomelosia prolifera". Savvas Tryfonos Cyprus Plants Photography. 20 April 2021. Retrieved 18 August 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Lomelosia prolifera | Flora of Cyprus — a dynamic checklist". www.flora-of-cyprus.eu. Retrieved 18 August 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Lomelosia prolifera (L.) Greuter & Burdet GRIN-Global". npgsweb.ars-grin.gov. Retrieved 18 August 2022.

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