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Ox-eye Daisy

Leucanthemum vulgare

Description:

his species initially develops as a basal rosette, forming clumps 1-2 feet tall and wide. The alternate, glossy, dark green leaves are coarsely toothed to pinnately lobed. These basal and lower leaves are ovate to spoon-shaped and typically about 4” long. The rosettes are evergreen except in the harshest climates. The short-lived plants will produce stems from the root crown or laterally creeping rhizomes. The prostrate basal stems can produce adventitious roots. The entire plant produces a somewhat disagreeable odor when cut or crushed. The solitary flowers open from tight buds (L), with characteristic white ray florets surrounding the yellow disc florets (C and R). The solitary flowers open from tight buds (L), with characteristic white ray florets surrounding the yellow disc florets (C and R).

Habitat:

British Isles, Europe and northern Asia

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daniel.dparsons
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daniel.dparsons

Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Jun 7, 2020
Submitted on Jun 8, 2020

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