Asteriscus is a plant in the family Compositae hailing from Mediterranean regions. It is a small perennial shrub with oval, thick, dark-green leaves. The flowers have the typical shape of the daisy, they are entirely yellow, quite sturdy and long-lasting. In spite of being an easy plant to cultivate, it is highly decorative because of the impressive golden cushions it creates in the garden. It blooms during spring and the flowering lasts until autumn. It well withstands the winter cold.