Argyranthemum frutescens (L.) Webb. ex Sch.Bip.

Marguerite Daisy

Phyt. Canar. 2: 264 (1844) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Much-branched subshrub to c. 1 m high, glabrous; stems striate. Leaves ovate to obovate in outline, mostly 2–5 cm long, 0.5–3 cm wide, 1- or 2-pinnatisect, segments linear to subulate, 0.5–4 mm wide, acute. Capitula 3–6 cm diam., solitary or in lax corymbs; peduncles 4–12 cm long; involucral bracts triangular to ovate, 2–5 mm long. Ray florets c. 15–20; ligules 8–35 mm long, white; disc florets numerous, 2.5–3 mm long, yellow. Ray cypselas 3–5 mm long, trigonous with 2 or 3 angles broadly winged; disc cypselas 2.5–4 mm long, 1-winged, innermost not winged. Pappus a corona to 2 mm long.

*EGL, *GipP, *OtP.

7 subspecies; 2 sparingly established in Victoria.​

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-01-22
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-05-10
Distribution map


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Argyranthemum frutescens in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Argyranthemum frutescens in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present introduced
Otway Plain present introduced
East Gippsland Lowlands present introduced

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory