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Rain on a wild daisy in the backyard of my brother’s home in Hampshire,Tennessee, USA captured with my Canon Rebel T3i 600D
Leucanthemum vulgare, the ox-eye daisy1 or oxeye daisy, (syn. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum), is a widespread flowering plant native to Europe and the temperate regions of Asia and an introduced plant to North America, Australia, and New Zealand. It is one of a number of Asteraceae family plants to be called a “daisy”, and has the vernacular names: common daisy, dog daisy, moon daisy, and oxe-eye daisy.
Leucanthemum vulgare is a typical grassland perennial wildflower, growing in a variety of plant communities including meadows and fields, under scrub and open-canopy forests, and in disturbed areas.2
Leucanthemum is from the Ancient Greek λευκός (“white”) and ἄνθεμον (“flower”).