Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Oxeye Daisy - Leucanthemum vulgare   Lamarck
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DistributionThroughout the state, also collected at Nags Head Woods on the Outer Banks of Dare County.

Native of Eurasia; in N.A. throughout.
AbundanceCommon to abundant, except uncommon to rare in the Sandhills proper and rare on the Outer Banks. This is one of the most common and conspicuous of the alien species in the state.
HabitatRoadsides, fields, meadows, pastures, yard weed, campus weed, clearings. Thankfully, the species is found almost solely in disturbed sites, such that -- despite millions and millions of plants in the state -- it seems to not impact native species to any degree.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting April-October.
IdentificationOxeye Daisy is familiar to most folks, with its bright white rays and bright yellow disks. The heads are much larger than any of our asters, fleabanes, or other white-rayed composites. See also L. lacustre, which is now very rare or absent in the state.
Taxonomic CommentsKnown as Chrysanthemum leucanthemum in RAB (1968) and many other older references.

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State RankSE
Global RankGNR
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B.A. SorrieSame data. MoorePhoto_non_natural
B.A. SorrieRoadside, Glendon Road, Piedmont of Moore Co., May 2015. MoorePhoto_non_natural
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