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There are about 30 species of chrysanthemum, or mum. These plants have large, colorful, many-petaled flowers. They have been grown by people for at least 3,500 years, starting in China. Along with being grown for their looks, mums are being studied for their health benefits. For example, Chrysanthemum indicummay have substances that could help fight cancer.

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