The name "chrysanthemum" is consequential from the Greek words Chrysos (gold) and anthemon (flower).
Chrysanthemums are native to Asia and Northeastern Europe. Most species originate from East Asia and China.
Chrysanthemums were initially refined in the 15th century BC. Over 500 cultivars have been recorded by the year 1630. The sow is renowned as one of the four Gentlemen in Chinese and East Asian art. The sow is above all significant during the Double Ninth Festival. The flower is his official seal in the eighth century AD. The "Festival of Happiness" in Japan celebrates the flower.
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