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Ox-eye Daisy at Namadgi National Park

Leucanthemum vulgare at Namadgi National Park - 5 Dec 2015
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Leucanthemum vulgare 9 Dec 2015 MichaelMulvaney

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Significant sighting

9 Dec 2015

This daisy is a significant environmental weed of alpine and sub-alpine areas. One plant was recently spotted near Mt Ginni and another along the Kings Highway near the ACT Border at Kowen. Please keep an eye out for it

Author's notes

Note the image is not of the Mt Ginni Infestation - see Standard photo by Betty Wood of plant north of Milton for identifying features. This image is from the NSW NPWS website. One plant was destroyed by Namadgi Ranger Brandon Galpin. Great spotting and alertness Brandon

3 comments

MattM wrote:
   10 Dec 2015
Hi Michael. You have asked to keep an eye out for it, but what are the key distinguishing features for this plant?
   10 Dec 2015
Distinguishing features
An upright and long-lived herbaceous plant with sparsely branched stems usually growing 30-60 cm tall.
Its leaves are alternately arranged along the stems, but form a basal rosette during the early stages of growth.
The rosette leaves are stalked and have slightly toothed to lobed margins, while the upper stem leaves are
smaller, narrower, and usually stalkless with toothed margins.
Its flower-heads (2-6 cm across) are like a typical ‘daisy’ with numerous white ‘petals’ and a yellow centre.
These flower-heads give rise to numerous small ribbed ‘seeds’ (about 2.5 mm long).
Confused with: shasta daisy, Leucanthemum maximum, which generally has unbranched stems, flowers
in heads 5–8 cm wide and regularly toothed leaves. Leucanthemum vulgare has irregularly toothed or
lobed leaves.
   16 Jan 2018
Hi folks, also likely to be confused with the native Brachyscome aculeata which grows in montane to alpine areas. The native has smaller flowers and is a smaller plant overall (usually) and it lacks the striate stem just below the flower head and the purple edging to the green involucral bracts. If in doubt therefore, check the underside of the flower heads. I'll put up a KNP sighting with some more images.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Medium Weed or Pest

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 5 Dec 2015 12:00 AM Recorded on
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