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  Melampodium paludosum Kunth
  Family Name : Asteraceae (Compositae)

  Common Names : Butter Daisy

  Chinese Name : 小黄菊

 
Butter Daisy
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Shrub
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Annual
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
  • Biogeography
    • Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: A annual, it has a bushy growth form. 
      Foliage: The leaves are arranged in opposite pairs along the stem and are rhomboid to ovate in shape. The leaf margin is slightly lobed and drawn inwards. 
      Flowers: The flowers are arranged in a inflorescence (head) and are located in the leaf axils. The flower inflorescence consist of yellow ray florets with slightly dark yellow disk florets. 
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Flowerbed / Border
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Golden Garden
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
      Seed
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      Yellow / Golden
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Location :
      Axillary
      Flower Symmetry :
      Radial
      Inflorescence Type :
      Head / Capitulum

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