British Columbia Outdoor Wilderness Guide
Oxeye Daisy is a rapidly spreading perennial that
can be found dotting fields throughout the south
and central part of British Columbia.
Daisies have an odor that strongly resembles sage.
plants all grow to the same height and the
stems branch near the top.
leaves near the base of the Oxeye Daisy are
wider and more rounded with teeth
leaves on the stem are toothed or lobed and
oblong in shape
dark green in colour
1-2 cm. yellow flower discs surrounded by
1-2 cm. long white ray petals
size of the entire flower can be up to 6 cm.
Oxeye Daisies bloom from May to July
the achenes or small, one-seeded dry fruit
are black with 10 white ribs.
The Oxeye Daisy is found in fields, meadows,
clearings and along roadsides
Oxeye Daisies grow in areas from the southern
to central British Columbia.
The Oxeye Daisy appears in low elevations.
Oxeye Daisies were brought from Europe and
rapidly throughout North America
Oxeye Daisies are often unwanted in fields
and meadows where it tends to take over.