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ORNAMENTAL PLANTS OF HORTICULTURE VALUE

Selection of perennials

Leucanthemum Mill.
Oxeye daisy
Asteraceae (Compositae)

About 20 species in Europe and Asia. One species, L. vulgare Lam., is a traditional Russian ornamental plant, a symbol of Russian nature.

L. vulgare Lam.

Oxeye Daisy, field daisy.

European part of the FSU, the Caucasus (except Talysh), Siberia (except northern and eastern regions), northern Kazakstan, Western Europe, Mongolia and northwestern. China. In open woodlands, in meadows, on hillsides.

Plant 15-80 cm. Rhizome short, horizontal. Stems leafy, erect, often unbranched. Basal leaves 10-15 cm, petiolate. Stem leaves sessile, toothed. Terminal flower heads 3-5 cm diam., with white rays and yellow disc. V - early spring to mid autumn. Fl - mid summer, in St Petersburg June-July. P - by seed, flowering the year after sowing. Self-sowing plant. Z 3.

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