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Leucanthemum vulgare  Lam.
Oxe eye daisy,   Oxeye daisy
Leucanthemum vulgare is a perennial herb that is not native to California.
Cal-IPC rating: moderate
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Genus: Leucanthemum
Family: Asteraceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Arid West: Occurs in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSChrysanthemum leucanthemum var. boecheri
PLANTSChrysanthemum leucanthemum var. pinnatifidum
JEF + PLANTSChrysanthemum leucanthemum
PLANTSLeucanthemum leucanthemum
PLANTSLeucanthemum vulgare var. pinnatifidum
Information about  Leucanthemum vulgare from other sources

[Wikipedia] Europe & Asia native, Invasive: Leucanthemum vulgare, commonly known as the ox-eye daisy, oxeye daisy, dog daisy, marguerite (French: Marguerite commune, "common marguerite") and other common names,[2] is a widespread flowering plant native to Europe and the temperate regions of Asia, and an introduced plant to North America, Australia and New Zealand. L. vulgare is one of the most widespread weeds in the Anthemideae. It became an introduced species via gardens into natural areas in parts of Canada,[14] the United States,[15] Australia,[4] and New Zealand.[16] In some habitats it forms dense colonies displacing native plants and modifying existing communities.[10][17][18] The plant commonly invades lawns, and is difficult to control or eradicate, since a new plant can regenerate from rhizome fragments[10] and is a problem in pastures where beef and dairy cattle graze, as usually they will not eat it, thus enabling it to spread;[16] cows who do eat it produce milk with an undesirable flavor.[19] It has been shown to carry several crop diseases.[20] (link added by Mary Ann Machi)

Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/20/2024).