Chrysanthemum


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Chrysanthemum

[krisan′thəməm]
a genus of perennial flowering herbs of the family Compositae, native to the Balkans and the Middle East. They are a common cause of contact dermatitis, and their powdered flowers are insecticidal and scabicidal and a source of pyrethrins.

chrysanthemum

Chinese medicine
A perennial herb, the flowers of which are used topically for conjunctivitis and blurred vision, and internally for inflammation, headaches, hearing loss, hypertension, ocular pain, paresthesias, poor vision linked to renal and hepatic dysfunction, vertigo and as a blood tonic.

Chrysanthemum

plant genus in the family Asteraceae; contains sesquiterpene lactones; causes contact dermatitis. Garden plants called also feverfew, marguerite.

Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium
the plant from which pyrethrum is extracted. Called also Pyrethrum cinerarifolia.
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A number of flower stalls were set up where 100 varieties of Chrysanthemum were put on display in the exhibition.
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Multiple varieties of chrysanthemums particularly intermediate, incurred, reflex, sprays, anemone, pompons, Korean hybrids, single-floor and spidery flower were displayed in mounds, stalls and rainbow arrangements at the show.
Millions of chrysanthemums blossoming in orange, white, rosy red, and many more, regular live performances of eastern and western music taking place simultaneously in different areas, and hectic vendors selling organic or hand-made foods and craftwork, all of which can be found at the annual festival of chrysanthemums held in the Shilin Officials Residence.
As well as teas and coffees, Chrysanthemum serves up homemade sandwiches and cakes with an accent on supporting local suppliers.
Now Japanese scientists have finally created a true blue chrysanthemum - one that passes the strict colour standards of the Royal Horticultural Society.
I'd recommend you contact Woolmans - they have specialised in the supply of chrysanthemums since 1881 and have a huge range.
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The flowers of Chrysanthemum indicum (Chrysanthemi Indici Flos), a Compositae plant, is a traditional Chinese medicine and medicinal plant distributed widely in China.