Leucanthemum vulgare [Asteraceae]

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Scientific Name Leucanthemum vulgare USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Oxeye Daisy ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Wide variety of soils; disturbed places, meadows, seeps, clearings; widespread introduced species.
Plant: Colony-forming perennial 1 to 3 feet high with simple or branched, hairless stems.
Leaves: Basal leaves petiolate, obovate to spatulate, up to 4-3/4 inches long, with lobed edges; stem leaves sessile and smaller.
Inflorescence: Large composite flowers about 2 inches across, 15 to 30 white rays and yellow to yellow-green disk florets; center of disk is dented early becoming domed; green phyllaries with dark edges.
Bloom Period: April to September.
References: www.americansouthwest.net and www.swcoloradowildflowers.com.
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