ox-eye daisyLeucanthemum vulgare Lam.
- Moss, Flora of Alberta – Common
- Global Invasive Species Database – No
- NatureServe Rank – Medium
- Haber, Upland – No
- Haber, Wetland – No
- CWF, Status & Invasive Range – Moderate, widespread
- Alberta Revegetation Guidelines – No
- The Nature Conservancy – No
- CBCN – No
- AB Weed – Noxious
An attractive, low-maintenance “Daisy” often seen in gardens, particularly as a component of “Wildflower” seed mixes. Difficult to differentiate from Shasta Daisy, a hybrid of this and several other species. Shasta Daisy can be pollinated by ox-eye and produce fertile seed. Any Daisy resembling ox-eye daisy grown for ornamental purposes should be dead-headed before seed matures, and eliminated if it shows a tendency to spread vegetatively.
Edible: the young leaves can be added to salads, but they have a strong flavor. Roots have been used as a potherb, and the flowers might be useful for flavoring fermenting wine (try this with caution, and do report your results).
Szczawinski & Turner, Edible Garden Weeds of Canada, ISBN 0-88902-752-8
 Alberta Invasive Plants Council ox-eye daisy factsheet.