Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in fields, roadsides, pastures, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009

 

full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Rays: White
Disc: Yellow
Disc flowers bisexual & fertile/ Ray flowers pistillate
Inferior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Achene

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Leucanthemum vulgare   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Leucanthemum vulgare   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 179-82-001:
Chrysanthemum leucanthemum   FAMILY Asteraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Leucanthemum leucanthemum

 

COMMON NAME:
Ox-eye Daisy, Common Daisy


Click or hover over the thumbnails to see larger pictures.

picture of Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, image of Leucanthemum vulgare

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_chle80_001_lvd

        

picture of Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, image of Leucanthemum vulgare

Gill Newberry    gn04_l_leaves

April        

Any daisylike flower abundant in any meadow is almost sure to be Ox-eye, per All About Weeds.

picture of Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, image of Leucanthemum vulgare

Gill Newberry    gn04_leucanthemum_head

April        

picture of Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, image of Leucanthemum vulgare

Gill Newberry    gn05_c_leucanthemum

May        

picture of Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, image of Leucanthemum vulgare

Gill Newberry    gn05_c_oxeye_daisy

May        

picture of Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, image of Leucanthemum vulgare

JK Marlow    jkm0405z_11

May    Greenville County    SC

Field

A flat, bright yellow disk and 15-30 white rays, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, image of Leucanthemum vulgare

JK Marlow    jkm150509_987

May    Dawson County    GA

Dawson Forest WMA

picture of Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, image of Leucanthemum vulgare

Tim Spira    tps_cleucanthemum2

May        

picture of Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, image of Leucanthemum vulgare

JK Marlow    jkm140621_135

June    Oconee County    SC

Foothills Trail

Involucral bracts often w a dark line inside the hyaline [translucent] margin, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, image of Leucanthemum vulgare

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_l_vulgare_oxeye_daisy

June        

picture of Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, image of Leucanthemum vulgare

JK Marlow    jkm060710_093

July    Tucker County    WV

Monongahela National Forest

Leaves narrowly oblanceolate in outline, coarsely and irregularly lobed, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, image of Leucanthemum vulgare

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_leucanthemum_vulgare

October