Argyranthemum frutescens subsp. foeniculaceum (Pit. & Proust) Humphries

Bull. Brit. Mus. (Nat. Hist.), Bot. 5: 187 (1976) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Plants usually slightly to moderately glaucous. Rachis of mid-branch leaves 1–2.5 mm wide. Primary leaf segments 1 or 2, occasionally 3, per side. Ligules 8–12 mm long. Flowers spring–autumn.

*GipP, *OtP. Alos naturalised WA, SA. Sparingly established in a degraded Melaleuca shrubland beside a road near Queenscliff and in Eucalyptus grassy woodland at Sweetwater Creek near Frankston.

The ligules on plants of this subspecies found naturalised in Australia are longer than in their native range, most likely due to naturalised plants being garden escapes of plants bred for larger capitula (Thompson 2015).

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-01-22
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-05-09

Thompson, I.R (2015). Trib. 3. Anthemideae, in: Wilson, A. (ed.), Flora of Australia Volume 37, Asteraceae 1, ABRS/CSIRO Publishing, Canberra/Melbourne.

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

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales