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Oxeye Daisy - Leucanthemum vulgare
Family: Asteraceae

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Description

Oxeye daisy is a rhizomatous perennial 2-10 dm tall. The plant is glabrous to slightly hairy. The leaves become progressively reduced upward. The lower leaves are oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, 4-12 cm long with crenate or lobed margins; the upper leaves are sessile with margins becoming toothed to almost entire. The inflorescence, a head, is usually solitary at the end of a branch. The involucral bracts are narrow with a narrow dark brown margin. Ray flowers are white with 15-30 rays in a single whorl. The fruit is a 10-ribbed achene. Pappus absent.

Interesting facts

Oxeye daisy spreads vegetatively by rhizomes or from seeds. It invades fields, waste places, and roadsides.

Oxeye daisy is widely planted and easily escapes cultivation. It is an invasive exotic that can outcompete and displace native species.

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