Oxeye Daisy

Leucanthemum vulgare


Oxeye Daisy - A perennial, herbaceous plant growing 1-3 feet tall.

Leaves: Leaves are alternate and lance-shaped, with toothed or lobed edges.

Flowers: Flowers bloom from May-October. Single flowerhead at the end of the stem. It has many white ray-flowers, creating the "petals," and yellow disc-flowers in the middle.

Habitat: Found in grasslands, overgrazed pastures, waste areas, meadows, roadsides, railroad ROWs, yards, and fields.

Weed Classification: C

Why is it a Noxious Weed?

It can aggressively invade fields and decrease plant diversity. It decreases crop yield and has rhizomes with adventitious roots.

Oxeye Daisy is very common in Lewis County. It can be hard to get a hold of an infestation if left untreated, especially without proper pasture management, and the plant is generally only treatable with herbicides when in the rosette stage.

Control Recommendations:

WA State Noxious Weed Control Board

PNW Pest Management Handbook

UC Davis Weed Report