maximum or Chrysanthemum
The shasta daisy is a clump-forming perennial
plant bearing white flower heads with gold centers. It
grows to about 3 feet tall and grows best in full sun to partial
shade in flower beds with moist, well-drained soil. It
is an extremely hardy plant and can be grown from seed.
It is a composite flower, which means the head is actually composed
of numerous single flowers each containing a pistil and/or a
stamen. The white petals are actually ray flowers and the gold
center is composed of numerous tube-shaped flowers. A similar
wildflower is the Ox-Eyed Daisy, Chrysanthemum leucanthemum.
- Kingdom Plantae
- Division Anthophyta
- Class Dicoytledonae
- Order Asterales
- Family Asteraceae