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Oxeye Daisy - Chrysanthemum leucanthemum


Family: Asteraceae - Aster family Genus Common Name: Daisy Native Status: Introduced
Chrysanthemum leucanthemum - Oxeye Daisy. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum is a synonym for Leucanthemum vulgare, which is now the most widely accepted scientific name.

This much-loved flower is an import from its native Europe and Asia, and is naturalized in every state in the United States and almost all of Canada. It is officially considered a noxious weed in Colorado, Montana, Ohio, Washington, and Wyoming, so consider carefully before planting it.
Chrysanthemum leucanthemum

Distribution of Chrysanthemum leucanthemum in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 21 Oct 2017). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: Walker County, GA Date: 2009-April-25Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
The Oxeye Daisy is the prototype for the "daisy-like" term used to describe the structure of many flowers in the Asteraceae family with radial ray florets and a densely-populated central disk.
Chrysanthemum leucanthemum

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