Oxeye Daisy

Oxeye Daisy - Leucanthemum vulgare Leucanthemum vulgare


Colour: White with yellow centre
Flowering: June - August
Height: Up to 28" (70 cms)
Family: Compositae


Oxeye Daisy    


The oxeye daisy, sometimes called Marguerite, is similar to the common daisy but with a larger flower head and a much longer stalk. The flowerhead, made up of white ray-like petals around a yellow central disk, can be 2.5 to 6 cm diameter.

The leaves are long, narrow and toothed.

The oxeye daisy is common in all types of grassland and is used in herbal medicine to treat throat and chest complaints.

Oxeye Daisy - Leucanthemum vulgare
    Oxeye Daisy leaves

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