Common Noxious Weeds in Alberta – Ox-Eye Daisy

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

Recognizable features:

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.

Green Oasis offers a variety of weed control services to help you get rid of those pesky weeds including 3 lawn care packages.

Contact your local office to learn more:

Calgary:                                                                Red Deer:

Tel:  403-206-9900                                             Tel:   403-358-3339

Email: CALGARY@GREENOASIS.CA               Email: REDDEER@GREENOASIS.CA

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.