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Leucanthemum Mill.


Leucanthemum vulgare

Credit: HAST

Perennial herbs; leaves entire, serrate, or pinnatifid. Heads solitary or laxly corymbs, pedunculate, radiate or discoid. Receptacle convex or sometimes conical. Ray florets pistillate, fertile, white, pink or rarely yellow. Disc corolla tube basally swollen and spongy in fruit, especially abaxially. Achenes ca. 10-ribbed. Pappus a crown or an adaxial auricle, sometimes absent.

About 30 species in Europe and North Africa; one widespread species naturalized in Taiwan.

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