Common:Mum, chrysanthemum. Kingdom: Plantae. Division: Magnoliophyta. Class: Magnoliopsida. Order: Asterales. Family: Asteraceae. Tribe: Anthemideae. Genus: Chrysanthemum.
The chrysanthemum, commonly known as the mum flower,are a genus (Chrysanthemum) of about 30 species of perennial flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, native to Asia and northeastern Europe. The mum flower was first cultivated in China, around 1500 B.C. Perhaps due to the concentrated presence of this flower, the ancient Chinese named the city of Chu-Hsien after the perennial mum flower. Chu-Hsien means "Chrysanthemum City".
Mums (Chrysanthemums) were cultivated in China as a flowering herb as far back as the 15th century BC. The ancient Chinese made good use of the mum flower, with the root brewed in a tea to alleviate headaches, and as a remedy for flu.
Mums (Chrysanthemums) are usually considered herbaceous perennials. Mums (Chrysanthemums) come in a wide variety of colors, including white, off-white, yellow, gold, bronze, red, burgundy, pink, lavender and purple.