Leucanthemum ×superbum (Bergmans ex J.W.Ingram) D.H.Kent

Shasta Daisy

Watsonia 18: 89. (1990) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Erect, c. glabrous perennial 50–100 cm high, usually unbranched above rhizome. Leaves sessile, lanceolate to elliptic, 3–12 cm long, 5–25 mm wide, acute, base subamplexicaul, margins regularly serrate or serrulate to almost entire on upper leaves. Capitula usually solitary, 5–8 cm diam.; peduncles 5–15 cm long. Ray florets 20–40, white; disc florets numerous, bright yellow. Cypselas slightly dimorphic, 3–4 mm long; ray cypselas c. 10-ribbed with thickened lateral ribs; pappus an irregular corona; disc cypselas regularly 10-ribbed, lacking a pappus. Flowers mostly Dec.–Mar.

*EGU, *GipP, *Glep, *HNF, *HSF, *OtP, *VAlp, *WaP. An ornamental that occasionally persists as a garden-escape, particularly in moister, cooler areas.

An apparently stabilised complex hybrid between the European species L. vulgare Lam., L. lacustre Samp.,L. maximum DC. and Japanese Nipponanthemum nipponicum (Franch. ex Maxim.) Kitam.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Asteraceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Leucanthemum maximum (Ramond) DC.).
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2015-02-05
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Victoria

Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Leucanthemum ×superbum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Leucanthemum ×superbum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present introduced
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present introduced
Warrnambool Plain present naturalised
East Gippsland Uplands present introduced
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Highlands-Northern Fall present naturalised
Victorian Alps present naturalised