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Oxeye Daisy- Scentless Chamomile

Oxeye daisy    Oxeye Daisy
     Chrysanthemum leucanthemum

  • a perennial herb

  • grows to 24 inches

  • flowers up to 2 inches in diameter,   white petals with a yellow disk center

  • reproduced by seed which can remain alive for years

  • leaves are finely divided into thread-like segments

  • not eaten by animals but displaces native daisies

  • Native Daisy

  • can cause blistering of muzzles and skin rashes in live stock

  • native daisies have smaller flowers with narrow petals (note photo below)




Scentless Chamomile
Matricaria perforata

  • an escaped ornamental also known as 'corn camomile'
  • resembles dog fennel before blooming
  • grows 1.5 to 2 feet
  • showy white flowers
  • leaves are finely divided into thread-like segments
  • reproduced by seed which can remain alive for years
  • can cause blistering of muzzles and skin rashes in livestock