Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
Invasive Plant

Oxeye daisy

Leucanthemum vulgare

About This Species

Oxeye daisy (Dog daisy, Marguerite) was first introduced through seed mixes and is still commonly sold in many store-bought wildflower mixes and remains popular among gardeners despite its negative impacts. It was introduced from its native range of Europe. It spreads rapidly and is often found in pastures, grasslands, waste areas and along roadsides. A single plant can produce up to 26,000 seeds that can survive in the soil for up to 20 years. In large infestations, Oxeye daisy reduces the number of native plants and reduces forage for livestock and wildlife. Oxeye daisy is designated as a Regional Noxious Weed by the BC Weed Control Act. 

How to Identify

Oxeye daisy is a flowering plant that can range from 20–80 cm in height. 

Flowers have a typical daisy-like appearance, with single white flowers and a yellow center.  

Leaves are wavy and clasp toward the stem. 

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