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Ox-eye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) (Nox)

Invasive Assessment | Impact Assessment | Potential Distribution | Present Distribution

Scientific name:Leucanthemum vulgare Lam

Common Name:

Ox-eye daisy, Dog daisy


Noxious weed. The Agriculture Victoria website has information about the noxious weed classification of this species.


Temperate regions - often where soils are heavy and damp (Parsons and Cuthbertson 1992). Often a weed of neglected areas, degraded pastures and turf (Parsons and Cuthbertson 1992). It is confined to areas with annual rainfall greater than 750 mm (Parsons and Cuthbertson 1992). Ox-eye daisy invades lowland grassland and grassy woodlands, damp sclerophyll forests, riparian vegetation, alpine and subalpine vegetation (Carr
et al 1992).

Photo: Ox-eye daisy flower (February)
Ox-eye daisy flower (February)
Photo: Mark Imhof

Related Links

Information on Ox-eye daisy (external link) - on the Washington State (USA) Noxious Weed Control Board website.

Weed Identification Note for Ox-eye daisy (external link) - on the Weeds Australia website. Information is provided on the generalised current distribution in Australia as well as other information such as origin, distinguishing features, dispersal etc.
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