Daisy - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by marilynmcs
May 9, 2010
What is the difference between a daisy and a Marguerite, or are they the same just different name?

Answer from NGA
May 9, 2010


Marguerite Daisy is Chrysanthemum frutescens; Shasta Daisy is Leucanthemum x superbum. Both have daisy shaped flowers - Marguerite has yellow flowers, Shasta has white flowers. Both require lots of sunshine and both flower all summer long. I guess you could say they are cousins because they are both members of the Asteracea family.

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