Irish wildflowers


Photos: roadside, Co.Cork


Shasta Daisy
Leucanthemum lacustre x maximum (Leucanthemum x superbum)
Family: Asteraceae

Flowering: June-August. Perennial. Garden escape.

Large white flowers, yellow-centred, often double-petalled. 6-10cm across.
Basal and stem-leaves elliptic-oblong, narrowing to base.
Upper stem-leaves entire or shallow-toothed. Stems erect or sprawling.
Fully fertile, also spreads rapidly vegetatively from base.

Occasional garden escape. Waste and rough ground. Introduced.

Similar: Ox-eye Daisy, L. vulgare
     
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