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Arctanthemum integrifolium
Chrysanthemum integrifolium 1997-08-05.jpg
Quttinirpaaq National Park, Nunavut
Scientific classification
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Anthemideae
Genus:
Arctanthemum
Species:
A. integrifolium
Binomial name
Arctanthemum integrifolium
(Richardson) Tzvelev 1985
Synonyms
  • Chrysanthemum integrifolium Richardson 1823
  • Dendranthema integrifolium (Richardson) Tzvelev
  • Hulteniella integrifolia (Richardson) Tzvelev
  • Leucanthemum integrifolium (Richardson) DC.

Arctanthemum integrifolium, the entire-leaved daisy, is a subarctic species of plant in the sunflower family. It grows in Alaska, northern Canada, Peary Land in northern Greenland, and the East Chukotka region of eastern Russia.

Description

Arctanthemum integrifolium is a perennial herb, rarely more than 12 cm (4.7 in) tall, with a woody underground caudex and a basal rosette of leaves. Each plant usually produces only one flower head, blooming in the summer, containing 11–19 white ray flowers surrounding 60–80 yellow disc flowers.

Distribution and habitat

This plant grows in alpine zones, found most typically on gravelly sites, arctic tundra, and exposed areas with low organic content, such as rock, sand, or gravel. Does not thrive in areas near the sea or where otherwise exposed to salt spray.

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