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  Leucanthemum vulgare Lam. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Kurt Stüber

Matthew L. Wagner

Robert Bierman
Family Asteraceae
Leucanthemum vulgare Lam.
common daisy, field daisy, marguerite, ox-eye daisy
Leucanthemum: from Greek leukos, "white," and anthemon, "flower," C. leucanthemum is the Old World ox-eye daisy
vulgare: Latin for "common"
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Status: Introduced - naturalized; ecologically invasive
Plant: erect, perennial, 8"-24" tall forb usually with unbranched stems
Flower: head 1"-2 1/3" wide with 15-35 white ray flowers, yellow disk 1/3"-3/4" wide; inflorescence of one head at the ends of the branches; blooms June-Aug.
Fruit:cylindrical, dry seed with 10 ribs and no fluffy pappus
Leaf:alternate, lower leaves up to 5" long, lobed or toothed, stalked; upper fewer, smaller and becoming stalkless
Habitat: disturbed sites, fields, pastures

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Flora of North America (off site)
Chrysanthemum leucanthemum L.
Chrysanthemum leucanthemum L. var. boecheri B.Boivin
Chrysanthemum leucanthemum L. var. pinnatifidum Lecoq & Lamotte
Leucanthemum leucanthemum (L.) Rydb.
Leucanthemum vulgare Lam. var. pinnatifidum (Lecoq & Lamotte) Moldenke

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