University of Florida

Plant Identification Learning Module:
Flowers and Foliage

Chrysanthemum (Dendranthema x grandiflorum)

The Chrysanthemum is a much-branched, erect, herbaceous perennial with simple leaves which are alternately arranged. The leaves are lobed, lanceolate to ovate, often hairyand thick, with a strong fragrance. The daisy-type flowers come in a wide range of colors including yellow, orange, red, bronze, white, lavender, and pink.