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Oxeye Daisy

Leucanthemum vulgare

Plant Description

Perennial; leaves are alternate, lobed, and have toothed margins with less and shorter leaved as you go up the plant stem. Flowers are 3-7cm in diameter on a solitary stalk with white petals and bright yellow centers.

Plant Details

Life Forms
ODA Listing
Soil and Moisture Conditions
Suggested Actions
Shade Preference
Mature Height 1-3'
Distribution Found throughout the United States, heavily in the Willimette Valley and coast in Oregon, as well as northern CA and WA.
Control Digging, cutting, or grubbing on smaller populations. Mow or weed eat prior to seed production. Repeat as needed throughout the season. Re-plant areas of removal in an effort to out compete.
Disposal Methods Bag, pile, or burn.
Reproduction and Spread Reproduces from seed and rhizomes. Seeds are spread by wind and/or animals while remaining viable for several years.
Introduced Native to Europe, introduced as an ornamental in the 1800s.
Look Alikes chrysanthemum (Leucanthemum maximum (Raymond) DC.
Impact Spreads rapidly by means of roots and seeds into undisturbed Meadows, Woodlands and riparian areas. Forms dense stands that crowd out native vegetation. Can regenerate from rhizome fragments.
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