Chrysanthemum leucanthemum Ox-Eye Daisy is a species of flowering plant in the family Asteraceae. It is native to Europe and Asia, but has also been introduced to other parts of the world, including North America and Australia
The Ox-Eye Daisy has many names: Bull Daisy, Button Daisy, Dog Daisy, Field Daisy, Midsummer Daisy, Moon Flower, and White Weed. This pretty flower is native to Europe and the moderate regions of Asia. In Europe it's considered as a poisonous weed because it takes over fields where large cattle graze. Goats, sheep, and horses eat this weed, but not cows or pigs. It grows well on its own or with the help of pollinators. Also, the nature of this plants growth habits make wild Ox-Eye Daisy, a favorite for the herbalist to collect rather than grow.
The plant typically grows to a height of 30-90 cm, with a basal rosette of leaves and long, slender stems bearing solitary, white, daisy-like flowers with yellow centers. The flowers are typically 2-5 cm in diameter and bloom from late spring to early autumn. The leaves are lance-shaped and toothed, and can vary in size from 2-12 cm in length.
Ox-Eye Daisies are adaptable and can grow in a wide range of soil types and conditions, from dry to moist, and in full sun to partial shade. They are often found in grasslands, meadows, and along roadsides and can be an attractive addition to a garden or natural area.
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Scientific Name: Chrysanthemum Leucanthemum
Common Name: Ox-Eye Daisy
Plant Type: Perennial
Native Range: Europe and Temperate Regions of Asia
Full Growth Height: 1-2 ft
Spread: 1-2 ft
Zone: 3 to 9
Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Blooming Season: Spring(Late), Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Flower Color: Colors (White and Yellow)
Tolerate: Dry Soil, Rabbit, DeerMixed
Water Requirement: Moderate
Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Clay, Chalk, Moist
Garden Use: Gardening and Cottage, Meadows and Prairies