Definition of oxeye daisy in US English:

oxeye daisy


  • An often-cultivated Eurasian daisy that has large white flowers with yellow centers.

    Leucanthemum vulgare, family Compositae

    Also called marguerite
    • ‘This side is more like a meadow, dominated by longer grasses and a host of ox-eye daisies.’
    • ‘The return journey takes us past a miniature bog planted with ferns, bamboos and flag iris and through a meadow of grasses and ox-eye daisies, to which other wild flowers are being introduced.’
    • ‘Suitable for the less formal border are harebell, foxglove, ox-eye daisy, toadflax, alpine, autumn and field gentians, cranesbill, forget-me-not, and viper's bugloss.’
    • ‘As well as holding a huge range of grassland wild flowers, such as ox-eye daisies, poppies, campion and corn marigold, the nursery grows plants from wetland, upland and woodland habitats.’
    • ‘Some liberated lawns will surprise you with a flush of lady's smock, tall meadow buttercups, ox-eye daisies and even orchids.’