Species: Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Family: Asters (ASTERACEAE or COMPOSITAE)

Category: Flowering Plants

Location: NW

A. Flowering Plants

More extensive information on flowering plants can be found in a separate blog post.

B. Asters (ASTERACEAE or COMPOSITAE)

This is one of the largest worldwide flowering plant families and is well represented in the UK. The name Compositae refers to the clustering of the flowers (called florets) into compact heads, so that an entire cluster represents a single 'flower'. They also have one-seeded fruits called achenes.

C. Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

This ubiquitous, highly successful native is one of the most numerous plants in the cemetery, flowering from May. The large daisy-like flowers are balsamic and relieve catarrh and coughs, or an infusion can be drunk. The lotion is good for wounds and bruises. A root extract is taken for night sweats.

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Oxeye Daisy

The Oxeye Daisy is a highly successful native, one of the most numerous plants in the cemetery, flowering from May.

Oxeye Daisy

The large daisy-like flowers of the Oxeye Daisy are balsamic and relieve catarrh and coughs, or an infusion can be drunk.

Oxeye Daisy

Oxeye Daisy

The lotion of the Oxeye Daisy is good for wounds and bruises. A root extract is taken for night sweats.