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Leucanthemum vulgare Lam. syn Chrysanthemum leucanthemum L.

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Morphology / Appearance

Leucanthemum vulgare Lam. syn Chrysanthemum leucanthemum L.

Character recognition:

Plant: herbaceous perennial species; grow to 60 cm in height;
Root: creeping rhizomatous rootstock;
Stem: is mostly unbranched; the central stem is glabrous to slightly hairy and often angular or furrowed;
Leaves: basal rosette and alternate on stem, lowest long-stalked, upper short-stalked–stalkless. Lower leaf blades spatulate, long-toothed, sparsely haired, upper leaf blades ovate, lanceolatem spatulate, large-toothed;
Flowers: hermaphrodite; small flowerhead, not larger than 5 centimetres, consists of about 20 white ray florets that surround a yellow disc;
Fruits: round, 10-ridged, light green, approx. 3 mm long cypsela; flat seeds, without pappus.

Confusion: [...]

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Ecology / Plant spreading

Leucanthemum vulgare Lam. syn Chrysanthemum leucanthemum L.

Bloom time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Flower color: white
Plant type: perennial
Light: Sun, Part Shade, Shade
Propagation Material: Seeds

It is a widespread flowering plant native to Europe and the temperate regions of Asia.

Habitats include mesic to dry prairies, weedy meadows in wooded areas, vacant lots, areas along roads and railroads, landfills, pastures, and waste areas.

Oxeye daisy has the potential to form dense colonies, decrease overall vascular plant diversity, and modify existing communities.

Classification

Leucanthemum vulgare Lam. syn Chrysanthemum leucanthemum L.

Cultivation / Plant breeding

Leucanthemum vulgare Lam. syn Chrysanthemum leucanthemum L.

Optimal soil for flowers must be compact and with a neutral pH, well drained and fertile soil. Prefers grassy places, in moist areas. If they are grown as ornamental plants should be watered regularly, soil is always moist. It needs direct sunlight.

Oxeye daisy are multiplied by cuttings or seeds. Plants are generally not grown in the house more than one season.

 

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