Leucanthemum vulgare

Synonyms: Chrysanthemum leucanthemum

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

Leucanthemum vulgare (ox-eye daisy) is a perennial forb/herb (family Asteraceae). It is commonly sold at nurseries. Ox-eye 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. Ox-eye 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?

CDFA Rating: None?


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.

Species ID Card

Invasive Species ID Card - To support field identification of early detection species, Cal-IPC has designed a set of Species ID cards that can be downloaded, printed double-sided, and trimmed to size.

Weed 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

Presentations are linked where available. Where a presentation is not available, find more information by reading the abstract in the Cal-IPC Symposia Archive.

Other Leucanthemum vulgare Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
  • CalWeedMapper - Distribution map of this species in California with ability to determine regional priorities.
  • EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
  • Jepson Interchange - Information on this plant's taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.