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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. More info on weeds
Name: Ox-eye daisy (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)
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.
- 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