Oxeye Daisy

Chrysanthemum leucanthemum Asteraceae, the sunflower family
Category: Containment

oxeyedaisy3Background:

  • Introduced as an ornamental, from Europe; it is in every state
  • Often in grazed pastures and meadows
  • Spread as a contaminant of grass and legume seed
  • Spread by seed is most common mode of dispersal

 Description:

  • Shallow, fibrous- rooted perennial
  • Toothed spatula like basal leaves
  • Ray and disk flowers
  • Flower heads 1 to 2 inches across
  • Fruit is an acheneoxeyedaisy2

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