Ismelia carinata, the tricolour chrysanthemum,[2] tricolor daisy,[3] or annual chrysanthemum, is an ornamental plant native to north Africa that is cultivated as a garden plant and grows as a weed in California.[4] It is the sole species in the genus Ismelia. It has been hybridized with related Argyranthemum species to create cultivars of garden marguerites.[5]

Ismelia carinata.jpg
1800 illustration
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subtribe: Glebionidinae
Genus: Ismelia
I. carinata
Binomial name
Ismelia carinata
  • Chrysanthemum assakae Caball.
  • Chrysanthemum carinatum Schousb. 1800
  • Glebionis carinata (Schousb.) Tzvelev
  • Ismelia versicolor Cass.


  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  3. ^ "Glebionis carinatum". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 22 January 2016.
  4. ^ John L. Strother, "Ismelia", Flora of North America, retrieved 30 July 2014
  5. ^ Flores, Anita; Shaw, Julian & Watson, John (2018). "Unpicking a daisy chain". The Plantsman. New Series. 17 (4): 238–243.