Photographer: Merel R. Black
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"
Invasive - Eradicate!
|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|