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Nipponanthemum nipponicum, common names "Nippon daisy" or "Montauk daisy," is a plant species native to coastal regions of Japan but cultivated as an ornamental in other regions.[3][4] It is now naturalized as an escape along seashores in New York and New Jersey.[5][6] It is the only species in the genus Nipponanthemum, formerly considered part of Chrysanthemum.[7][8]

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Nipponanthemum nipponicum
Scientific classification

(Kitam.) Kitam.
N. nipponicum
Binomial name
Nipponanthemum nipponicum
(Franch. ex Maxim.) Kitam.
  • Chrysanthemum nipponicum (Franch. ex Maxim.) Sprenger. 1895.
  • Chrysanthemum nipponicum (Franch. ex Maxim.) Franch. ex Matsum. 1912. (illegitimate)
  • Leucanthemum nipponicum Franch. ex Maxim. 1872.

Nipponanthemum nipponicum is a shrub up to 100 cm (40 inches) tall. Most of the alternate leaves are clustered near the top of the stem. Flower heads are up to 8 cm (3 inches)across and are borne singly. Ray flowers are white, disc flowers usually yellow but sometimes red or purple.


  1. ^ Tropicos
  2. ^ The Plant List.
  3. ^ White Flower Farm, Litchfield, Connecticut
  4. ^ Telegraph, Northern Landscape Corporation, Chepachet, Rhode Island
  5. ^ Conolly, B.H. 2012. Peconic Dunes field trip. Long Island Botanical Society Quarterly Newsletter 22: 32.
  6. ^ Gleason, H.A., and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of the northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. New York Botanical Garden, New York.
  7. ^ Flora of North America, v 19 p 556.
  8. ^ Kitamura, Siro. Acta Phytotaxonomica et Geobotanica 29: 168. 1978.