Leucanthemum vulgare Lam.

Oxeye Daisy

Fl. Franç. 2: 137 (1779) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Erect perennial 30–90 cm high; stems usually sparsely branched above rhizome, strigose below, glabrescent above. Leaves sessile, oblanceolate, obovate to spathulate in outline, mostly 2–8 cm long, 10–20 mm wide, obtuse, base amplexicaul, margins irregularly toothed to shallowly 1- or 2-pinnatifid, to almost entire on upper leaves. Capitula 1–3, 3–5 cm diam.; peduncles 3–13 cm long; involucral bracts lanceolate, 3–8 mm long. Ray florets 15–30, white; disc florets numerous, bright yellow. Cypselas slightly dimorphic, 1.5–2.5 mm long; ray cypselas sometimes compressed, c. 10-ribbed with extended lateral ribs; pappus an irregular corona; disc cypselas regularly 10-ribbed, lacking a pappus. Flowers mostly Oct.–Mar

*CVU, *EGL, *EGU, *GipP, *Glep, *HNF, *HSF, *MonT, *OtP, *OtR, *Strz, *VAlp, *VVP, *WaP, *WPro. Also naturalised WA, SA, NSW, Tas., New Zealand. Native to Europe. A garden ornamental that occasionally persists and spreads in moister, cooler habitats, particularly along roadsides and in grazed bushland.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Asteraceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Neville Walsh, 2015-02-05
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Asterales
family Asteraceae
genus Leucanthemum
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Leucanthemum vulgare in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Leucanthemum vulgare in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present introduced
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Warrnambool Plain present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
East Gippsland Lowlands present naturalised
East Gippsland Uplands present naturalised
Wilsons Promontory present introduced
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Highlands-Northern Fall present naturalised
Otway Ranges present naturalised
Strzelecki Ranges present naturalised
Monaro Tablelands present naturalised
Victorian Alps present naturalised

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory