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Oxeye Daisy

Leucanthemum vulgare L. (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, Dendranthemum leucanthemum)

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Found in:

  • Prairie and landscape plantings, and lawns (occasionally)
  • Tolerant of nutrient-poor soil

Characteristics:

  • Perennial with upright stems 3-4’ tall
  • Leaves are narrow and dark green
  • Leaf edges are irregularly lobed and arranged alternately along stem
  • Leaves at top of plant are smaller than lower leaves
  • White, daisy-type flowers with distinct yellow centers bloom early to mid-summer
  • Shallow fibrous root system along with thick, succulent rhizomes (underground stems)

Significance

Plants that look similar:

  • English Daisy
  • Shasta Daisy
  • Wild Asters
  • Rough Fleabane
  • Mayweed Chamomile
  • Corn Chamomile

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