North Carolina Wildflowers

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Asteraceae (Compositae)>Chrysanthemum

Oxeye Daisy (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) Oxeye Daisy (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)
Orange Co., NC 11 June 2005

Daisies are introduced from Europe, and in general are relatively poor nectar plants for butterflies. However, when few other flowers are available, butterflies will use daisies.

Annotated habitat and distribution information listed above is from Radford, Ahles, & Bell. 1968. Manual of the Vascular Flora of the Carolinas. UNC Press; and from personal observations and discussions with Will Cook, Harry LeGrand, and Bob Wilbur. Common names from personal experience and supplemented by the following resources USDA plants website, Flora of the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia, and NatureServe.

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Created on May 7, 2006 |