Oxeye Daisy


  • Numerous stems, single flower on each stem; less robust than Shasta daisy
  • Dark green, glossy leaves
  • Spoon-shaped lower leaves; upper leaves clasp the stem and decrease as they go up the stem
  • White, showy daisy flower with yellow center
  • Height 1 to 3 feet

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Weed Information

ControlHand pulling/digging, herbicide and mowing. Contact your County Weed District or local Applicator for more information.
HabitatPastures, meadows, waste areas, lawns, gardens and roadsides.
RootExtensive root system.
Leaf ShapeSpoon-shaped with toothed edges.
LifespanPerennial; two years or longer.
Priority 2B WeedAbundant in Montana and widespread in many counties.
Similar Looking PlantsShasta daisy and scentless chamomile.
Important InformationPlant was introduced into the United States as an ornamental in the 1800s and is still distributed in many wildflower mixes.