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Japanese greens

Chopsuey greens, Skungiku, Edible-leaved chrysanthemum

Compositae Chrysanthemum coronarium L.

Crown Daisy

Garland chrysanthemum

C. spatiosum Bail.

Source: Magness et al. 1971

These two species are used sparingly as pot herbs. For that purpose young plants are harvested when 4 to 6 inches high. Leaves are glabrous, lobed, and grow as a rosette. They are aromatic and are cooked like spinach. In exposure of edible parts they are comparable to spinach.

Last update February 18, 1999 by ch