OXEYE DAISY ( Leucanthemum vulgare) belongs to the Asteraceae family
Wherever you go in the Nantahala area you see these daisies along roadsides and in meadows. The Oxeyes are non-native to the area, but, like all of us who have come to these mountains and found a home, here they are, year after year.
They are not quite as large as the cultivated Shasta daisies, and not as fragile and stinky as the Mayweeds.
They rise from a compact many leaved plant which serves as a good anchor on sloppy terrain. They make excellent corner plants in beds as they don’t spread and winter out in a rosette. They are a long-lasting visitor appearing in May and blooming into July. Insects love them!
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