Argyranthemum frutescens (L.) Sch.Bip. Marguerite
Webb & Berth., Hist.Nat.Iles Canaries (Phytogr.) 3(2):264 (1844)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Alien to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 21 April 1997

Procumbent to erect perennial, herb, to 0.8 m high. Fl. white, Jul to Oct. Grey sand. Limestone rises & cliffs.


Beard’s Provinces: South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Swan Coastal Plain.

IBRA Subregions: Perth.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): East Fremantle, Harvey, Melville.

Management Notes (for the Swan NRM Region)
Kate Brown and Karen Bettink, Monday 26 August 2019

Alternative Names. Summer Daisy.

General Biology. Growth form. Herb. Life form. Perennial. Reproduction. Seed. Dispersal. Garden waste.

Notes. Also naturalised in California.

Additional information. Origin. Madeira/Canary Islands. History of use/introduction. Ornamental.

Suggested method of management and control. Hand pull small infestations. Read the manufacturers' labels and material safety data sheets before using herbicides. For further information consult the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority to determine the status of permits for your situation or state.

Management Calendar

Calendar Type Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Comments
Germination         U U U            
Active Growth         Y Y Y Y Y Y      
Flowering             Y Y Y Y      
Fruiting                 Y Y Y    
Manual Removal Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y    

Legend: Y = Yes, regularly, O = Occasionally, U = Uncertain, referred by others but not confirmed.



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  • Natural Resources Conservation Service (2010) Plants profile: Argyranthemum frutescens (L.) Sch. Bip. marguerite. United States Department of Agricultre URL: - Accessed August 2010.

Project information and acknowledgements