Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

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Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Common Names: ox-eye daisy, oxeye daisy, dog daisy, marguerite
Taxonomy: Aster (Asteraceae)
Flowers: May, June July, August
Leaves: alternate, lobed or toothed
Fruit: Seeds


Leucanthemum vulgare is a widespread flowering plant native to Europe and the temperate regions of Asia, and an introduced plant to North America, Australia and New Zealand. It is a large (one to three feet tall) white daisy with 1–40 flowering stems. The flowers are white with a yellow central disc, two inches across which are present all summer. The leaves are alternate, spoon-shaped, deeply cut and lobed or toothed.

Distribution and Habitat:

The species is widely naturalised in many parts of the world, including North America, and is considered to be an invasive species in more than forty countries.