Leucanthemum vulgare

Synonyms: Chrysanthemum leucanthemum

Common names: ox-eye daisy; dog daisy; margriet; marguerite daisy; moon daisy; white daisy; yellow daisy;

Leucanthemum vulgare (oxeye daisy) is a perennial forb/herb (family Asteraceae). It is commonly sold at nurseries. Oxeye daisy is found in both the North Coast Range and northern Sierra Nevada from sea level bluffs and canyons to alpine mountain meadows at 7,000 feet (2200 m), and from central California to Oregon. Oxeye daisy displaces native plant species, growing so densely it excludes other vegetation. It is not known to be used as a good forage by animals. While not considered poisonous to cows, it does impart a disagreeable taste to their milk.

Cal-IPC Rating: Moderate

Cal-IPC Assessment

Plant Assessment Form - Information gathered by Cal-IPC on the impacts, rate of spread, and distribution of invasive plants in California. Does not include management information.

Weed RIC Management Notes

  • Management Notes - Information on management techniques and effectiveness from the University of California Cooperative Extension’s Weed Research & Information Center.

Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

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Other Leucanthemum vulgare Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - See the distribution of this species on Calflora's map of California.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution information with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.