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Chrysanthemum coronarium - Crown daisies

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Crown daisies (Chrysanthemum coronarium) - Click to enlarge

 

Chrysanthemum coronarium - Crown daisies

 

Crown daisies (Chrysanthemum coronarium) - Click to enlarge

 

Crown daisies (Chrysanthemum coronarium) - Click to enlarge

 

A field of Chrysanthemum coronarium on the peninsula of Akrotiri

 

Crown daisies (Chrysanthemum coronarium) - Click to enlarge

 

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Also sometimes named Glebionis coronaria it is a very common flower which comes in two colours: the var. coronaria has yellow ray florets and the var. discolor whith white ray florets that become yellow towards the base.
Both are found in anthropized habitats : fields, olive groves, near villages. This large flower can reach up to one meter. The stems are edible.

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