Authentic Wisconsin.  Ox-eye Daisy - Leucanthemum vulgare


Ox-eye Daisy on bank of retaining pond on June 2, 2019.

Above: Ox-eye Daisy around retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin. (6/02/19).


Ox-eye Daisy - Leucanthemum vulgare

Ox-eye Daisies are in the Asteraceae family. It was brought over from Europe in the 1800s and escaped into the wild. It is an aggressive, invasive breeder, often seen along roadsides, trail edges, in old fields and other disturbed soils.

Flowers have 15 to 35 white petals (ray flowers) and a golden yellow button shaped center disk, up to 3/4" inch across.

Other names include: Marguerite, field daisy, white daisy, moon daisy, moon-penny and dog daisy. Formerly known as Chrysanthemum leucanthemum.

Ox-eye Daisy on bank of retaining pond on June 2, 2019.

Above: Ox-eye Daisy on bank of retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 2, 2019.



Daisy
by Scottish author, Elizabeth Gordon

Little golden-hearted daisy

Told the sun that she felt lazy;

Said the earth was quite too wet,

She thought she wouldn't open yet.



For more information on the Ox-eye Daisy, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Common Daisy.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin Master Gardener website page on Ox-eye Daisy.


Ox-eye Daisy on bank of retaining pond in Madison, Wisconsin on June 1, 2020.
Ox-eye Daisy on bank of retaining pond in Madison, Wisconsin on June 1, 2020.
Ox-eye Daisy on bank of retaining pond in Madison, Wisconsin on June 03, 2020.
Ox-eye Daisy near Wingra Boats in Madison, Wisconsin on June 3, 2020.
Ox-eye Daisy leaves on bank of retaining pond in Madison, Wisconsin on June 3, 2020.
Ox-eye Daisy on bank of retaining pond in Madison, Wisconsin on June 8, 2020.
Ox-eye Daisies on bank of retaining pond in Madison, Wisconsin on June 8, 2020.
Ox-eye Daisies by Wingra Boats in Madison, Wisconsin on June 10, 2020.
Ox-eye Daisies by Wingra Boats in Madison, Wisconsin on June 10, 2020.
Ox-eye Daisies on bank of retaining pond in Madison, Wisconsin on June 12, 2020.
Ox-eye Daisies on bank of retaining pond in Madison, Wisconsin on June 18, 2020.
Ox-eye Daisies with Foxglove Beardtoungue on bank of retaining pond in Madison, Wisconsin on June 19, 2020.

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Ox-eye Daisy
Leucanthemum vulgare


Daisy on bank of retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 6, 2019.


Above: Ox-eye Daisies on bank of retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 6, 2019.


Daisies on bank of retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 15, 2019.


Above: Ox-eye Daisies on bank of retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 15, 2019.


Ox-eye Daisies on bank of retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 17, 2019.

Ox-eye Daisies on bank of retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 17, 2019.


Above: Ox-eye Daisies on bank retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 17, 2019.


Ox-eye Daisies on bank of retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 20, 2019.


Above: Daisies on bank retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 20, 2019.


Ox-eye Daisies on bank of retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 26, 2019.


Above: Ox-eye Daisies on bank retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 26, 2019.


Ox-eye Daisies on bank of retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 29, 2019.


Above: Ox-eye Daisies on bank retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on June 29, 2019.


Ox-eye Daisies on bank of retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on July 9, 2019.


Above: Ox-eye Daisies on bank retaining pond at the corner of Manitou Way and Nakoma Road in Madison, Wisconsin on July 9, 2019.


Botonical illustration of a Daisy circa 1800.

Botonical illustration of a Daisy circa 1891.

Daisy Flower Children.

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