by Stephen Mifsud
   19 May 2024      ()
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Glebionis coronaria   (Crown Daisy)

Glebionis coronaria  (ASTERACEAE.) 
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Profile Date Mar-2003 (taxon update: Mar-2003)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (2022). Glebionis coronaria - datasheet created on Mar-2003. Retrieved from on 19-May-2024

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Glebionis coronaria(L.) Cass. Ex Spach.
Published in Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 84(7): 117 (1999)

Synonyms :
(basionym or principal syn.)

Chrysanthemum coronarium L.
Full list of synonyms : [Euro+Med] [PlantList] [IPNI] [POWO] [Catalogue of Life] []

Plant Family :

Asteraceae Bercht. & J.Presl (=Compositae) (The Daisy or Sunflower Family)
123 species from the Asteraceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.

English name(s) :

Crown Daisy, Garland, Chop Suey Greens

Maltese name(s) :


Status for Malta :

Indigenous. Present on the Maltese islands before man

Frequency :

Very Common     Common    Frequent    Scarce     Rare    Very rare    Extinct

Growth form :

Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: THEROPHYTE ( annual plants, herbaceous )
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon

Legal Protection :

Not legally protected till the last update of this website (2/Mar/2022)

Red List (1989) :

Not listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands

Flowering Time :

January – May

Colour of Flowers:



Not particularly toxic

Name Derivation :

Glebionis: Latin gleba meaning soil, but allusion remains unclear, perhaps for preferring agricultural habitats with plenty of soil. (Latin origin )
coronaria: Coming from the word corona which means a crown and possibly referring to the golden and crown-shaped flower. (Latin origin )

Planting in rural areas :

Can be planted in rural areas according to ERA Guidelines

Description, Habitat and Distribution
Habitat in Europe: Cultivated ground and waste places
Preferred habitat in Malta: Fallow fields, waste ground, soil dumps, field margins, footpaths, soil mounds
Botanical Description: Glabrous or slightly hairy. Stems 20-70(-80) cm, branched. Leaves oblong to obovate, mostly 2-pinnatisect with oblong or lanceolate, incisedentate segments, semi-amplexicaul. Involucre (13-)15-18(-20) mm in diameter; outer bracts ovate, with a brownish marginal band and a narrow, whitish scarious margin; inner without marginal band but with a wider scarious margin and rounded scarious apical appendage. Florets yellow, or ligules yellow at base and white distally. Inner achenes laterally compressed, with adaxial wing, prominent ribs on abaxial face and rounded superficial ribs on lateral faces, sometimes the central achenes cylindrical, unwinged; outer achenes 3-angled, with the angles winged; abaxial face with 3 slender ribs; lateral faces without ribs. All achenes covered with sessile, non-mucilaginous glands.
Chromosome number: 2n=18
Distributional range: Mediterranean region, C. & S. Portugal, naturalised or casual elsewhere

Distributional map in Europe
and the Mediterranean region (2018):
Occurrences in Europe.
(from Flora Europaea pre year 1993):
the Balaeric Islands, Corse, Crete, Greece, Spain (incl. Andorra but excl. the Balaerics), Italy (excl. Sicily and Sardignia), ex-Jugoslavia, Portugal, Sardinia, Sicily and/or Malta, Turkey (European part), Introduced in  Austria and Liechtenstein, the Azores, Czeck Republic and Slovakia, France (incl. Monaco and Channel Islands but excluding Corse), Romania
Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(from Euro+Med Checklist, 2019)
  Country codes  
AE(G) Ag BH Bl(I M N) Co Cr Cy Eg Ga(F) Gr Hs(G S) Ir It Jo Le Li Lu Ma ?Mk Sa Si(S) Sn Sy Tn Tu(A E) [nAu aAu(A) nAz(F G J L M P S T) aBe(B) Br By nCa(C F G H L P T) aCs Ct ?Es cGa(F) aGe aHb(E) aHe aHu ?La ?Lt nMd(M P) Mo No aPo Rf(C E NW S) cRm Sg cSk Uk(K U)]

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Species Images (32 images)
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-0.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-1.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-2.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-3.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-4.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-5.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-6.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-7.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-8.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-9.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-10.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-11.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-12.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-13.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-14.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-15.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-16.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-17.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-18.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-19.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-20.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-21.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-22.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-23.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-24.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-25.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-26.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-27.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-28.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-29.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-30.
   Glebionis coronaria   -   Image Code: GLBCO-31.

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