Daisy – Ox-eye

Chrysanthemum leucanthemum

Family Aster (Asteraceae)
Bloom Summer
Habitat Fields, meadows, roadsides
Status Non-Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 1-3′
Flower Showy flowers have 15-30 white petals (ray flowers) with notched tips and a yellow disk (disk flowers) in the center. Each flower is up to 2″ wide.
Leaf Leaves are smooth, thick, dark green, irregularly toothed, clasping basal up to 6″ long. The base of the leaf often clasps the stem.
Notes Stems are upright and smooth. The Ox-eye daisy is commonly found in extensive colonies. It is an import from Europe.


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