Oxeye Daisy
English Daisy

Oxeye Daisy
Chrysanthemum leucanthemum
The Daisy is a member of the Sunflower Family - Asteraceae - having large yellow disk flowers with a depression in the center, and white ray flowers. The flower is found in Northern United States and Southern Canada in meadows pastures and roadsides from June to August. Daisy's are very common throughout Northern North America, but they were actually introduced from Eurpope.

The flowers (1-2" in diameter) grow single on long stocks. The leaves are dark green and heavily toothed.

While they are a pretty flower and I'm sure some of us remember making daisy chains or plucking out the white rays with the "He loves me, He loves me not" farmers do not care for the flower for it can produce an unwanted flavor in the milk if the cows graze on them.

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