Oxeye daisies at Wroxham churchyard by Emily Nobbs 1/5
Oxeye daisies at Wroxham churchyard by Emily Nobbs 2/5
Oxeye daisies by David Gittens 3/5
Oxeye daisies by Paul Pearce 4/5
Oxeye daisies by David North 5/5

Oxeye Daisy Leucanthemum vulgare

Oxeye daisies, with their large white flower head, are a fantastic wildflower and an important source of nectar for many different insects. They can be found growing in a variety of different places from roadside verges to old hay meadows, and are easily grown from seed should you want to create a wildflower patch in your garden.

Conservation status

The oxeye daisy is common in Norfolk.

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Did you know? In the language of flowers of the oxeye daisy means patience.

In the 16th century it was known as the moon or dog daisy.

In Austria and Germany the plant was hung in houses to repel lightning.
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