- Flower nameCrown daisy
- Scientific nameGlebionis corona
- Aliasキクナ, 菊菜, Crown daisy, 春菊
- Place of originThe Mediterranean coast
- Place of floweringField
- Flowering seasonApril, May
What is Crown daisy
Crown daisy , or Shungiku (scientific name: Glebionis coronaria) is an annual herb native to the Mediterranean region and belonging to the genus Glebionis of the Asteraceae family. The plant is 20 to 60 cm tall, and all the plants are hairless. The leaves are oblong and pinnately compound (so-called "pinnate bifid"). It produces flowers consisting of head and tongue-shaped flowers, 3 to 4 cm in diameter, from April to May. The head flower is yellow and the tongue flower is white with a yellow background. It is ornamental, but the leaf stalks are edible. The season is from November to March, and the plants are harvested when they reach 20 to 30 cm in height. It is cooked in one-pot dishes such as sukiyaki and shabu-shabu, tempura, boiled vegetables, and sesame paste. The leaf stalks have a distinctive aroma and taste, so there are different tastes. The flower name comes from the Asteraceae flower that blooms in spring.
Word of the flower
The language of flowers is "abundance" and "reserve".