Leucanthemum vulgare – Oxeye Daisy

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Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) is a non-native, edible plant that can be found in sunny areas.

The oxeye daisy can be identified by its alternate, toothed leaves and stem with small hairs on the base of the stalk. The stems have one flower per stalk. Flowers are 1-2.5 inches in diameter.

Flowers, leaves, and unopened flower buds are edible raw or cooked. They have a carroty flavor.

Dried flowers were used medicinally in Europe to treat respiratory issues.

Written by Amy Demers, founder of the Connecticut Foraging Club. To learn more about foraging in Connecticut, check out our upcoming classes.

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