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oxeye daisy
Leucanthemum vulgare Lam.

Overview

Appearance
Leucanthemum vulgare is an invasive perennial that can reach from 1-3 ft. (0.3-1 m) in height. A single plant can produce from 1-40 flowering stems.
Foliage
Leaves are 1-4 in. (2.5-10 cm) long, toothed (or lobed) and decrease in size closer to the apex of the stem. Basal leaves are spoon-shaped and petiolate.
Flowers
Flowering occurs all summer, when daisy-like flower heads develop.
Fruit
Each flower head can produce up to 200 flat seeds that are 0.08 in. (2 mm) long.
Ecological Threat
Leucanthemum vulgare is native to Europe and was introduced into the United States as an ornamental in the 1800s. The plants have been shown to carry several crop diseases. It can thrive in a wide variety of soil types and can grow in sun to partial shade.

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Leucanthemum vulgare
Plant(s)
Mary Ellen (Mel) Harte
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chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum spp.
Flower(s)
Wendy VanDyk Evans
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Flower(s)
Steve Dewey
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Feature(s)
Tom Heutte
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Foliage
Steve Dewey
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Foliage
Ohio State Weed Lab Archive
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Foliage
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Foliage
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Chrysanthemum spp.
Flower(s)
Wendy VanDyk Evans
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Leucanthemum vulgare
Flower(s)
Keith Weller
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Flower(s)
Pedro Tenorio-Lezama
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Root(s)
Steve Dewey
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Infestation
Steve Dewey
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Infestation
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Fruit(s)
Ken Chamberlain
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Fruit(s)
Steve Hurst

Maps


EDDMapS Distribution - This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts, herbaria, and literature. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org

EDDMapS Distribution

State Regulated List - This map identifies those states that list this species on their regulated list. For more information, visit Invasive.org

State Regulated List

Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Asteridae
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Leucanthemum

Other System Links

Plants: LEVU
Bayer: CHYLE
GRIN: 104402
ITIS: 37903
NPDN Pest: PBFATBA
NPDN Host: 31564

Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
ox-eye daisy

Related Scientific Names:

Chrysanthemum leucanthemum Lam.(Synonym)
Leucanthemum leucanthemum Lam.(Synonym)

Categories

Category: Forbs/Herbs