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Habit: Perennial herb, from rhizome, 10--120(200+) cm; roots generally red-tipped. Stem: erect, simple or distally branched, glabrous or hairy. Leaf: basal and cauline, alternate; basal petioled, cauline petioled or sessile; blade linear or lanceolate to obovate, entire to 1[2+]-pinnately lobed or toothed, glabrous or sparsely hairy. Inflorescence: heads generally radiate (discoid), 1 or in 2--3s; involucre hemispheric or broader; phyllaries 35--60+ in 3--4+ series, free, +- ovate to oblanceolate, unequal, glabrous or sparsely hairy, margins scarious, colorless to +- brown; receptacle convex, epaleate, glabrous. Ray Flower: generally 13--34+ (0); corolla white, drying +- pink, ray linear to ovate. Disk Flower: 120--200+; corolla yellow, tube +- cylindric, proximally swollen, throat bell-shaped, lobes deltate, resin sacs 0; anther tip triangular-ovate; style tips truncate, papillate. Fruit: +- columnar to obovoid, generally 10-ribbed, glabrous; pappus 0 or fruit wall crown-like at fruit tip.
Species In Genus: 20--40+ species: Europe, northern Africa. Etymology: (Greek: white flower)
eFlora Treatment Author: Bruce G. Baldwin, adapted from Strother (2006)
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to LeucanthemumPrevious taxon: Lessingia virgata
Next taxon: Leucanthemum lacustre
Citation for this treatment: Bruce G. Baldwin, adapted from Strother (2006) 2016. Leucanthemum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=510, accessed on February 12, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 12, 2016.