The chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum spp. ), also called mum or chrysanth, is a flowering plant that belongs to the genus Chrysanthemum of the family of Asteraceae. The plant is originally from Asia and northeastern Europe and the majority of the different species derive from East Asia. Especially in China a wide range of varieties and cultivars has been developed for commercial propagation and production. The current, commercially cultivated chrysanthemums are more striking than the wild varieties. The flower heads can look like daisies or pompoms or buttons. This particular genus consists of many hybrids and an extensive range of cultivars that are produced for commercial, horticultural purposes. Traditionally, yellow is the main colour of this flowering plant. Nowadays, a wide range of other colours is available such as white, purple and red.

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