The Margaret plant is one of two members of the Chrysanthemum family, along with the Creeping Chrysanthemum. When hiding, Creeping Chrysanthemums resemble margarets very closely and use this as a camouflage, pretending to be harmless flowers and lying in wait for unsuspecting prey to pass by. The only initially visible differences between Creeping Chrysanthemums and margarets are that the former has eyes on two of its three flowers and the Margaret has four flowers instead of three.
Although margarets themselves do not directly affect gameplay, disturbing a cluster of these flowers may sometimes reveal hidden creatures such as Honeywisps or Unmarked Spectralids. In real life, margarets are actually daisies, similar flowers with short white petals. The plant known as "margaret" in Pikmin 2 is actually a real world chrysanthemum.
“This plant's delicate yellow flowers often inspire waves of nostalgia, giving a bittersweet feeling to any who gaze upon them.”
“Can be eaten fresh out of the soil, but it's much more flavorful when incorporated into a heavenly veggie lasagna.”
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