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Montanoa bipinnatifida (Mexican Tree Daisy)

Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Heliantheae
Subtribe: Montanoinae
Gender: Montanoa
Species: M, bipinnatifida
Binomial name: Montanoa bipinnatifida
Synonyms: Eriocoma elegans, Eriocoma pyramidata, Montanoa elegans, Montanoa heracleifolia, Montanoa pyramidata, Polymnia grandis
Common names: Montana daisy tree, Mexican Tree Daisy, Anzac flow, Tree Chrysanthemum, Heirloom Daisy Tree

Montanoa bipinnatifida is an erect evergreen shrub that is native to Mexico. It has thick stems that grow from the base >4m tall. The hairy, deep green, leaves are up to 75 cm long, deeply divided into 8 to 10 lobes, the lower 2 narrower and directed downward, Sometimes the upper leaves not divided.
During the autumn and winter white, fragrant, daisy-like flowers with yellow centres bloom on long stems. The flowers are followed by chartreuse seed heads. 
This tree attracts butterflies.







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