Ox-Eye Daisy is a perennial that spreads by seed and underground horizontal stems.
Perennial weeds grow from root stalks year after year and spread by seeds and roots, and therefore the entire plant must be destroyed.
Classification: Noxious Weed
Stem: Generally unbranched and hairless, up to 1 meter tall
Leaves: Lower leaves are stalked, up to 15 cm in length, stem leaves progressively smaller and attached directly to the stem, generally hairless, irregularly lobed or wavy margin
Flowers: White and yellow, daisy-like, solitary at the ends of long branches, up to 5 cm in diameter
Distinguishing Ox-Eye Daisy from Scentless Chamomile
Ox-Eye Daisy is commonly confused with Scentless Chamomile as the flowering heads are very similar. However, the leaves of Scentless Chamomile are more finely dissected.
Contact your local office to learn more:
Calgary: Red Deer:
Tel: 403-206-9900 Tel: 403-358-3339
Information compliments of Agricultural Industry, AAA Fieldmen, Environment, Health & Safety Handbook.
For more information on Ox-Eye Daisy, check out this fact sheet issued by the Alberta Invasive Species Council at www.abinvasives.ca – Ox -Eye Daisy Fact Sheet.