- A perennial that spreads via seeds and rhizomes
- Seeds are viable for up to 3 years in the soil.
- Establishes well in nutrient poor soil.
- Stems are smooth and grooved.
- Can grow up to 1 m tall and sometimes have branching at the top of the stem.
- Leaves decrease in size as they climb the stem and are lance-shaped with toothed edges.
- Upper leaves are alternately arranged.
- Flowers are white with a yellow center and can be up to 5cm in diameter.
- Petals are slightly notched at the tip.
Consequences of invasion
- Oxeye daisy decreases the available forage for cattle and wildlife because of its bitter taste
- Dense infestations decrease plant diversity and increase the area of bare soil.
Integrated pest management
- Be PlantWise and plant native alternatives to oxeye daisy
- Read the plants contained in wildflower seed mixes
- Repeated grazing by sheep or goats may help to reduce populations
- Repeated mowing and hand pulling is effective but should be done prior to seed production
- Properly dispose of invasive plant materials, click here for more info.
- Treatments should be repeated annually due to the long life of the oxeye daisy’s seeds
- Chemical treatments are available
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