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Ox-eye or Dog Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)


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This large daisy, with flowers up to 5cm in diameter, grows on grassy banks, roadsides and meadows. It flowers mainly from June to August. In former times the plant was boiled and the extract used to cure many illnesses including chest and liver complaints and sore eyes. Picture taken June 24th 2006 at Stevington, Bedfordshire.

2nd Jul 2006 by Diane Earl

Biology, Science

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