|Appears in||Pikmin 2|
|Prima "Technical Name"||Unknown|
|Scientific name||Taraxacum rovinia|
|Areas|| Awakening Wood|
|Underground areas|| Snagret Hole|
Cavern of Chaos
Hole of Heroes
|Challenge Mode levels||Rumbling Grotto|
|Max. carriers||20 Pikmin|
|Seed worth||12 seeds|
|Treasure value||7 pokos|
The Creeping Chrysanthemum is an enemy in Pikmin 2. When dormant, it greatly resembles the large yellow flowers known as the Margaret used for level scenery. It can be told apart from the normal flowers, as it has one less flower, no leaves on the "stem", and the large flowers have the Chrysanthemum's eyes visible.
When the Pikmin or the Captains get close, it will spring out of the ground, revealing its root-arms, its bulbous body, and its gigantic mouth that emerges from its tallest flower. It moves moderately slowly, and will return to its original spot if left alone for a while. It replants itself by standing above the spot where it originally came from and sucking itself into the ground until only the 'flowers' remain. This enemy is not able to be petrified while it is in the ground.
The Chrysanthemum is also a collectible trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
Its large mouth will pick up the Pikmin to eat them, but if it fails to capture any, it will slam its head into its body and fall to the ground, struggling to get back up. This presents an opportunity for the player to attack the Chrysanthemum. Its weak point is its body, which can be hit at all times. It is generally weak against medium-sized groups of Pikmin. The best way to defeat it is to simply swarm it, being careful not to let it eat any Pikmin. Another way is to daze it with Purple Pikmin then swarm to kill it. Yet another way is to quickly dart forward and attack, and when it tries to eat Pikmin, retreat. It will hit itself, knocking itself down. Use Purple Pikmin to quickly kill it when it is struggling to regain balance. Another good method of defeating it is to have one captain dismissed without any Pikmin and the other captain close by with Pikmin. Then, have the captain without any Pikmin wake up the creature and switch captains as soon as it wakes up and start swarming or throwing Pikmin at the beast until it's dead.
After waking it, attack it until it does its recoil move, avoid it, then attack again. It's best to attack the Chrysanthemum from behind to minimize risk to the attacking captain. Alternatively, allowing the Chrysanthemum to bite and stun itself will allow for some extra punching time at the cost of increased risk to the captain.