Argyranthemum frutescens: Marguerite Daisy

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.

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

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

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Varieties and cultivars of Argyranthemum [sometimes listed under A. frutescens] are widely sold as garden plants, for summer bedding or containers.

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They produce prolific single- or double-flowered daisy-like flowers in shades of white, pink, yellow and purple.

Source: Wikipedia

Photos: Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20140122, 20150515]

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