Ox-eye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Also known as: dog daisy, field daisy, Marguerite, moon daisy , moon-penny, poor-land flower, poverty weed

Profile

Impact

Ox-eye daisy is an upright perennial herb native to Europe. It grows up to 1 m tall, with toothed or wavy leaves and white flowers.

In New South Wales it grows from Glen Innes to Bombala in disturbed areas including roadsides, cleared land, and pastures. Ox-eye daisy is also an environmental weed in Kosiosko National Park where it has invaded subalpine grasslands, snowgum woodlands and wetlands. Each plant can produce up to 26,000 seeds and it can also grow from rhizome fragments.

References

CABI, (2017). Leucanthemum vulgare In: Invasive Species Compendium. Wallingford, UK: CAB International. www.cabi.org

Office of Environment and Heritage (2015) NSW Weeds Ox-eye daisy. www.environment.nsw.gov.au

PlantNET. Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Sydney. plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au

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Control

Herbicide options

Contact your local council weeds officer for control advice for Ox-eye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare).

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Biosecurity duty

The content provided here is for information purposes only and is taken from the Biosecurity Act 2015 and its subordinate legislation, and the Regional Strategic Weed Management Plans (published by each Local Land Services region in NSW). It describes the state and regional priorities for weeds in New South Wales, Australia.

Area Duty
All of NSW General Biosecurity Duty
All plants are regulated with a general biosecurity duty to prevent, eliminate or minimise any biosecurity risk they may pose. Any person who deals with any plant, who knows (or ought to know) of any biosecurity risk, has a duty to ensure the risk is prevented, eliminated or minimised, so far as is reasonably practicable.
Central Tablelands Regional Recommended Measure*
Land managers should mitigate the risk of new weeds being introduced to their land. Land managers should mitigate spread from their land. The plant should not be bought, sold, grown, carried or released into the environment.
Protect conservation areas, natural environments and primary production lands that are free of ox-eye daisy
Hunter
Exclusion zone: whole region except for the core infestation area of the Barrington Tops Plateau
Regional Recommended Measure*
Whole region: The plant should not be bought, sold, grown, carried or released into the environment. Exclusion zone: The plant should be eradicated from the land and the land kept free of the plant. Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Core infestation area: Land managers should mitigate spread from their land.
Murray Regional Recommended Measure*
Land managers should mitigate the risk of new weeds being introduced to their land. The plant should not be bought, sold, grown, carried or released into the environment. Notify local control authority if found.
Riverina Regional Recommended Measure*
Land managers should mitigate the risk of the plant being introduced to their land. Land managers should mitigate spread from their land. Notify local control authority if found.
*To see the Regional Strategic Weeds Management Plans containing demonstrated outcomes that fulfill the general biosecurity duty for this weed click here

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Reviewed 2017