Chrysanthemum morifolium Ramat.

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Florist's Daisy
Synonym: Tanacetum sinense (Sabine)Sch.Bip.
Common Name: Hardy garden mum
Flowering & Fruiting Period: Late summer
Distribution: Native to Asia and northeastern Europe
Habitat: Grown as garden plant
Uses: Ornamental garden plant
Key Characteristics: The plant is 30–90 centimetres high and wide, which grows as a perennial herbaceous or slightly woody plant on the ground. The stems stand upright. The leaves are broad ovate in outline and wedge-shaped. The lower leaves are plumed, further up the stems they are increasingly entire. Deciduous leaves appear in the spring. They are alternate, lobed pinnatifid and toothed. The plant's texture is thick and leathery. The typical flower heads are radiated, that is to say formed of peripheral florets, female, zygomorphous, with ligules and central florets actinomorphous, tubulated, bisexual. In complex total inflorescences are some to many cup-shaped partial inflorescences together. The tongue flowers can have in the many varieties of colors of green, white, or yellow, pink to purple. There are varieties with simple flowers that look like daisies and varieties with double flowers, looking like pompoms more or less big.