- 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.
- Leaves are spoon-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 native plant diversity.
- Be PlantWise and plant non-invasive alternatives to oxeye daisy
- Read the plants contained in wildflower seed mixes
- Repeated mowing and hand pulling is effective but should be done prior to seed production
- Repeated grazing by sheep or goats may help to reduce populations
- Properly dispose of invasive plant materials, read our In the Garden page for more information
- Treatments should be repeated annually due to the long life of the oxeye daisy’s seeds
- Chemical treatments are available, consult a professional to discuss whether this might be suitable for you.