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Posted on: March 24, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Weed of the month: Ox-Eye Daisy

We will be featuring a different weed every month to help you identify them. The weed of the month is Ox-Eye Daisy. 

 Ox-eye daisy (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) 
Classification: Noxious 
Recognizable features: 
  • Stem: generally unbranched and hairless, up to 1 m tall 
  • Leaves: lower leaves are stalked, up to 15 cm in length, stem leaves progressively smaller and attached directly to the stem, generally hairless, irregularly lobed or wavy margin 
  • Flowers: white and yellow, daisy - like, solitary at the ends of long branches, up to 5 cm in diameter 
Perennial that spreads by seed and underground horizontal stems (rhizomes). Commonly confused with scentless chamomile as the flowering heads are very similar. However, the leaves of scentless chamomile are more finely dissected. 
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