Shasta Daisy - Leucanthemum lacustre x maximum = L. x superbum


    Similar to Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) but a more vigorous plant with larger flowerheads (70 to 90 mm) and broader, toothed leaves.

    Identification difficulty

    Often cultivated, this plant occasionally escapes and establishes in the wild. It may be found on disturbed ground, embankments, verges and roadsides.

    When to see it

    Flowering mid May to late July.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain as an escape from cultivation which has become established in the wild.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 13 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map