Other names: Common Daisy, Dog Daisy and Moon Daisy
Range: Native to Europe and the temperate regions of Asia and an introduced plant to North America, Australia and New Zealand.
Native or Introduced: Introduced
Native Habitat: Grows in a variety of plant communities including meadows and fields, under scrub and open-canopy forests, and in disturbed areas.
Bloom Time: Late Spring to Autumn
This plant was introduced via gardens, as it’s one of the stereotypical daisies available for gardens in the Old World.
Leucanthemum is from the Ancient Greek λευκός (leukós, “white”) and ἄνθος (ánthos, “flower”).
Symbolic meaning of Oxeye daisy: Patience
The unopened flower buds can be marinated and used in a similar way to capers. The leaves can also be eaten raw.
Locations in Photos:
Crescent Beach State Park, Cape Elizabeth, ME
Two Lights State Park, Cape Elizabeth, ME
Coastal Maine Botanical Garden, Boothbay, ME
Fort McClary State Historic Site, Kittery, ME
Owl’s Head State Park, Owl’s Head, ME
Gilsland Farm, Maine Audubon, Falmouth, ME
Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME