Oxeye Daisy

Name: Oxeye Daisy

Scientific name: Leucanthemum vulgare

Category: Flowers

Nature Stars: 50

What are nature stars?

About: A typical meadow plant, the oxeye thrives on road-side verges and in neglected waste ground. Flowers July to September.

How to identify: Easy to identify by its large, round flower heads on tall stems and thin, jagged leaves.

Where: Very common across all of the UK and Ireland.

Fantastic fact: The petal-plucking game 'He loves me, he loves me not' is thought to have started with this flower.

Photograph credit: Les Binns


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