Monday, 10 March 2014

Erigeron karvinskianus (Mexican Daisy) - Sikkim Flora

Erigeron karvinskianus (Mexican Daisy)
Place : Dalapchand, East Sikkim

Date: September 6, 2011

Pic: Shital Pradhan

Scientific classification

Kingdom:       Plantae
Order:            Asterales
Family:           Asteraceae
Genus:            Erigeron
Species:          E. karvinskianus

Binomial name: Erigeron karvinskianus DC.

Other Names:  Mexican fleabane, Latin American fleabane, Santa Barbara daisy or Spanish daisy

Special feature:  This wildflower is native to much of South America and also Mexico.

This plant is also cultivated for its daisy-like blooms, and is often confused with the closely related true daisy Bellis. It is frequently grown in crevices in walls or paving, where it rapidly spreads to provide a carpet of flowers. ( Source: Wikipedia)

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