Ox-Eye Daisy

Ox-Eye Daisy

Leucanthemum vulgare (aka Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)

Ox-Eye Daisy

Ox-Eye Daisy

From the Wikipedia,

Leucanthemum vulgare is a perennial herb one to three feet high by 1 foot wide. The stem is mostly unbranched and sprouts laterally from a creeping rhizomatous rootstock….

Leucanthemum vulgare blooms from late spring to autumn. The small flower head, not larger than 2 in, consists of about 20 white ray florets that surround a yellow disc, growing on the end of 1 to 3 ft tall stems. The plant produces an abundant number of flat seeds, without pappus, that remain viable in the soil for 2 to 3 years. It also spreads vegetatively by rhizomes.

The wild daisy is difficult to control and produces as much as 4 times the number of seeds produced by similar plants. It is considered an invasive species producing dense colonies that displace native plants. It is also classified as a noxious weed.

If you actually would like to cultivate this plant, visit the Wikipedia for instructions.

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