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Argyranthemum frutescens
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subtribe: Glebionidinae
Genus: Argyranthemum
Webb ex Sch.Bip.
Type species
Argyranthemum jacobaeifolium
  • Scyphopappus B.Nord.
  • Chrysanthemum sect. Argyranthemum (Webb. ex Sch.Bip.) Benth. & Hook.f.
  • Chrysanthemum sect. Magarsa DC.
  • Chrysanthemum subg. Argyranthemum Harling
  • Monoptera Sch.Bip.
  • Preauxia Sch.Bip.
  • Stigmatotheca Sch.Bip.

Argyranthemum (marguerite, marguerite daisy, dill daisy) is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Asteraceae. Members of this genus are sometimes also placed in the genus Chrysanthemum.[2][3]

The genus is endemic to Macaronesia, occurring only on the Canary Islands, the Savage Islands, and Madeira.[4]

Argyranthemum frutescens is recorded as a food plant of the leaf-mining larva of the moth Bucculatrix chrysanthemella.


As of February 2020, Plants of the World Online accepted the following species:[5]


Hybrids of Argyranthemum species, some involving species in related genera, are widely sold as ornamental plants for summer bedding or containers. These cultivars produce prolific single or double-flowered daisy-like flowers in shades of white, pink, yellow and purple throughout summer.[6] In the UK climate, they are generally half-hardy, and can be grown from seed or cuttings, or purchased as young plants to be planted out after all danger of frost has passed.[7]



  1. ^ Flann, C (ed) 2009+ Global Compositae Checklist
  2. ^ Webb, Philip Barker ex Schultz, Carl Heinrich Bipontinus. 1844. Histoire Naturelle des Îles Canaries 3(2.2): 245, 258-259
  3. ^ Tropicos, Argyranthemum Webb ex Sch. Bip.
  4. ^ Bramwell, D and Bramwell, Z (2001) Wild flowers of the Canary Islands. Editorial Rueda SL, Madrid, Spain ISBN 84-7207-129-4, 2nd edition.
  5. ^ "Argyranthemum Webb", Plants of the World Online, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, retrieved
  6. ^ Flores, Anita; Shaw, Julian & Watson, John (2018), "Unpicking a daisy chain", The Plantsman, New Series, 17 (4): 238-243
  7. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 978-1405332965.

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