Argyranthemum foeniculaceum

(Willdenow) Webb ex Schultz-Bipontinus

in P. B. Webb and S. Berthelot, Hist. Nat. Îles Canaries 3(2,75): 262. 1844.

Basionym: Pyrethrum foeniculaceum Willdenow Enum. Pl., 903. 1809
Synonyms: Argyranthemum anethifolium Webb Chrysanthemum anethifolium Willdenow Chrysanthemum foeniculaceum (Willdenow) Steudel
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 19. Treatment on page 552.

Leaves scattered or crowded at bases of peduncles, ± succulent; blades ± obovate, 20–45(–100) × 10–30(–65) mm, (1–)2–3-pinnately lobed, ultimate margins dentate or entire, faces glabrous, ± glaucous. Peduncles 5–10 cm. Cypselae 2–4(–6) mm; pappi 0 (cypselar wall tissue sometimes produced as teeth or crowns at apices of some cypselae). 2n = 18.

Phenology: Flowering May.
Habitat: Disturbed sites
Elevation: 0–10 m



Introduced; Calif., Macaronesia.


Cultivars of Argyranthemum foeniculaceum and/or A. frutescens (Linnaeus) Schultz-Bipontinus (similar, not glaucous) are widely used horticulturally in landscaping and for cut flowers and are often sold as florists’ daisies, marguerites, or Paris daisies.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

John L. Strother +
(Willdenow) Webb ex Schultz-Bipontinus +
Pyrethrum foeniculaceum +
Calif. +  and Macaronesia. +
0–10 m +
Disturbed sites +
Flowering May. +
in P. B. Webb and S. Berthelot, Hist. Nat. Îles Canaries +
Introduced +  and Illustrated +
Argyranthemum anethifolium +, Chrysanthemum anethifolium +  and Chrysanthemum foeniculaceum +
Argyranthemum foeniculaceum +
Argyranthemum +
species +