Oxeye daisy

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Oxeye daisy
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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Chrysanthemum
Species: Chrysanthemum leucanthemum
Dog daisy

Moon daisy
White daisy
Leucanthemum leucanthemum Lam.

Leucanthemum vulgare Lam.
Plant Data
Mature height: 75cm (30in)
Growing plant spacing: 15-30cm (6-12in)
References: [1]

Oxeye daisy is a widespread flowering plant native to Europe and the temperate regions of Asia. It is one of a number of plants to be called by the common name daisy.

The petals of the oxeye daisy are edible and suitable to be tossed in salad[1] and the un-opened buds can be marinated and used in a similar way to caper.[2]

Growing[edit | edit source]

Location[edit | edit source]

Grows well in a sunny, open position. Does not grow well as an indoor plant.[1]

Soil[edit | edit source]

Garland chrysanthemums grow best in alkaline soils that are well drained.[1]

Planting[edit | edit source]

Sow in late spring or summer. To plant from existing root-stock; divide roots in spring.[1]

Transplanting[edit | edit source]

Thin or transplant seedlings to 15-30cm (6-12in) apart when large enough to handle.[1]

Harvesting[edit | edit source]

Gather leaves when young. harvest flowers once open.[1]

Troubles[edit | edit source]

Full troubles list: Chrysanthemum troubles

References[edit | edit source]


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  1. a b c d e f g Bremness, L. (1988). The Complete Book of Herbs. Dorling Kindersley Ltd, London. p.67.
  2. Ox-eye daisy capers, Daisy Capers at WildFoods.ca. Retrieved: 2011-01-09.