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Leucanthemum vulgare

Leucanthemum vulgare Lam.

Chrysanthemum leucanthemum L.

Chrysanthemum leucanthemum L. var. boecheri B. Boivin

Chrysanthemum leucanthemum L. var. pinnatifidum Lecoq & Lamotte

Leucanthemum leucanthemum (L.) Rydb.

Leucanthemum vulgare Lam. var. pinnatifidum (Lecoq & Lamotte) Moldenke

Oxeye Daisy, Ox-eye Daisy

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusLeucanthemumFrom the Greek leukos, “white,” and anthemon, “flower,” C. leucanthemum is the Old World ox-eye daisy now renamed Leucanthemum vulgare
SpeciesvulgareLatin for “common”

About plant names...

The oxeye daisy is widespread throughout North America, but not a native—it comes from Europe and Asia.

Identification: These daisies are 12-36" (30-91 cm) high, with heavily lobed dark green leaves. Lower leaves are up to 6" (15 cm) long, narrow, vaguely oval, with irregular lobes. Upper leaves are small and narrow, attached directly to the stem. Like other members of the aster family, daisies are composite flowers, with a yellow central disc composed of disc flowers surrounded by about 20 white “petals,” actually ray flowers. Typically there is a single flowers per stem, 1-2" (2.5-5 cm) around. The central disc is ¼-½" (6.3-12 mm) around, and depressed in the middle. They are common in fields and along roadsides. In some places they are planted intentionally; in others, borderline invasive.

Online References:

Leucanthemum vulgare at Illinois Wildflowers

Leucanthemum vulgare on Wikipedia

Leucanthemum vulgare at the Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board

Leucanthemum vulgare on Plants for a Future, a resource and information centre for edible and otherwise useful plants

Leucanthemum vulgare at the University of Wisconsin's Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

Leucanthemum vulgare at the Vanderbilt University Bioimages web site

Leucanthemum vulgare on SEINet—the Southwest Environmental Information Network

Leucanthemum vulgare (Oxeye Daisy, Ox-eye Daisy)

6/21/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 4½ × 3" (11 × 7.9 cm)

Leucanthemum vulgare (Oxeye Daisy, Ox-eye Daisy)

6/11/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 4 × 2½" (10 × 7 cm)

Leucanthemum vulgare description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 17 Jun 2016.

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Leucanthemum vulgare (Oxeye Daisy, Ox-eye Daisy)

6/8/2014 · Flat Rock Conservation Area, Skytop Lane, Dunstable, MA
≈ 9 × 8" (22 × 21 cm)

Leucanthemum vulgare (Oxeye Daisy, Ox-eye Daisy)

6/21/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 14 × 9" (35 × 23 cm)

Leucanthemum vulgare (Oxeye Daisy, Ox-eye Daisy)

6/2/2016 · Townsend Wildlife Management Area, Townsend, MA

Leucanthemum vulgare (Oxeye Daisy, Ox-eye Daisy)

6/8/2014 · Flat Rock Conservation Area, Skytop Lane, Dunstable, MA
≈ 11 × 7" (28 × 18 cm)

Leucanthemum vulgare (Oxeye Daisy, Ox-eye Daisy)

6/2/2016 · Townsend Wildlife Management Area, Townsend, MA

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