Leucanthemum x superbum   Shasta Daisy DDD I

Leucanthemum x superbum

This plant looks like an Oxeye daisy but is taller, the leaves are a bit less toothed and the flowers are very obviously larger. It is an introduction probably initially from gardens which has established itself very well in the countryside.

L. x superbum has established itself throughout the English and Welsh countryside but becomes much scarcer as you go north with patches of higher frequency as you would expect, around the areas of good population density. It is scarce in Ireland.

Cliffs above Porthdinllain, Lleyn peninsula, Wales 25th July 2005

Added on November 6th 2005, updated 26th June 2010

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