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Oxeye Daisy
Leucanthemum vulgare
(formerly Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)

Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) Other common names: Whiteweed

Other scientific names: Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, Chrysanthemum lacustre, Leucanthemum leucanthemum, Leucanthemum praecox

French names: Marguerite blanche

Family: Composite Family (Asteraceae)

Group: Daisies

Similar species:
  •   English Daisy (Bellis perennis) - Much smaller.

Flowers: Summer, Autumn;  White;  7 or more parts (petals)

Leaves: Alternate

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Grows in Sun/Shade: Sun

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 380   

Native/Non-native: Non-native

Status: Quite common.

Origin and Meaning of Names:
 Scientific Name: vulgare: common (Latin)

Photographs: 35 photographs available, of which 7 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Oxeye Daisy flower.

Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Flower in the final stages of opening. Or perhaps it's just bashful. :).

Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Clump of Oxeye Daisy plants.

Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

A fly on a Oxeye Daisy flower.

Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Flower bud just starting to open.

Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Oxeye Daisy leaf.

Range map for Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)