oxeye daisy

oxeye daisy


Definition of OXEYE DAISY

:  daisy 1b

First Known Use of OXEYE DAISY

circa 1763

oxeye daisy

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Garden perennial plant (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) in the aster family (Asteraceae). The compound flower has 15–30 white ray flowers surrounding a bright yellow disk flower about 1–2 in. (2.5–5 cm) across. It grows about 2 ft (60 cm) high and has oblong, notched leaves and long petioles (leafstalks). Native to Europe and Asia, it has become a common wild plant in the U.S. See also daisy.


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