Leucanthemum vulgare (Ox-Eye Daisy) - photos and description

Leucanthemum vulgare
15 cm ruler for scale

Leucanthemum vulgare

Leucanthemum vulgare

Leucanthemum vulgare
Stem leaf in above photo

General: Weedy introduced plant, often found in large colonies. Plants have an erect, few-branched growth habit and large, showy white flowers. Plant glabrous. The stems have red lines on them.

Flowers: Flower heads solitary on long peduncles, we measured a flower head to 4 cm diameter.

Leaves: Leaves are alternate, toothed. Lower stem leaves are spatulate, upper stem leaves are linear, sessile - leaf highlighted in photo above was 5 cm long, and 4 mm wide.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 60 cm, we measured plants to 57 cm tall.

Habitat: Ditches and meadows in the parklands and boreal forest.

Abundance: Introduced.

Origin: Native.

Synonym: Listed in some of the field guides we use as Chrysanthemum leucanthemum.

When and where photographed: The above photos were taken June 24th, disturbed area, 450 km north east of our home in Regina, SK.