Oxeye Daisy


Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) Sunflower family

A short-lived showy perennial that spreads vegetatively by rhizomes or from seeds. Heads solitary at the ends of branches, consisting of ray and disc flowers. Leaves hairless to sparsely hairy, becoming progressively smaller towards the top, spoon-like leaves on base of plant.

Common in Kenai Peninsula. Grows in roadside ditches, disturbed areas, beach meadows, and landscaped areas.

Distinguished from Shasta Daisy by oxeye�s smaller flower heads, spoon-like leaves, and large teeth on the leaf margin.

Similar Invasive:Scentless False Mayweed(Tripleurospermum perforata), is a similar looking species that is spreading across the Kenai Peninsula.However, leaves are divided into numerous narrow, thread-like, branched segments. The flowers of this invasive lack odor, which easily distinguishes it from Chamomile.

More information


U.S. Forest Service Kenai Watershed Forum U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Homer Soil and Water Conservation District UAF Cooperative Extension Service National Park Service