The name comes from the distinctive markings that look just like a Chrysanthemum flower in fall when it is in full bloom. The matrix is limestone and the white is crystals of Andelusite, an aluminum silicate.
Chrysanthemum Stone can help in overcoming obstacles and bring a sense of confidence. It calms and can help settle one during a change. These stones make me think of Oriental Brush work paintings, so simple, yet the feelings conveyed are deep and moving.