Chrysanthemum sp.: Spray Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemums, sometimes called mums or chrysanths, are flowering plants of the genus Chrysanthemum in the family Asteraceae. They are native to Asia and northeastern Europe. Most species originate from East Asia and the center of diversity is in China. There are about 40 valid species.  There are countless horticultural varieties and cultivars.

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Chrysanthemum spray forms is one of many artistically trained forms.  Garden chrysanthemum flowers come in many forms. Some examples include:

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^ Singles – resemble daisies;

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^ Doubles – large outer petals and smaller center petals;

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^ Pompons – dense masses of petals curve in to form a globular shape;

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^ Spiders – long, thin petals;

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^ Spoons – tubular petals flare out into little spoons at the tips;

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^ Anemones – one or more rows of petals surrounding a raised central disc.

Source: Wikipedia

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20140122]

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