Oxeye Daisy - Leucanthemum vulgare
Short to tall patch forming plant with short leafy stolons. Stems erect, ridged, often branched. Leaves dark green, oblong toothed, the basal leaves stalked, the upper clasping the stem and unstalked. Flowerheads white with a yellow disc. Large daisies 25 to 50 mm with long strap shaped rays.
Very variable, due to introductions in wildflower seed; there may be many subspecies, or this may be a species aggregate. Similar garden escapes are Shasta daisy and Autumn Ox-eye.
Rough grassy habitats, roadside verges, banks, hayfields.
May to September.
Common throughout Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 452 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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