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Genus: Leucanthemum

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid II > Family: Asteraceae > Tribe: Anthemideae

There are about 33 species, native to Europe and North Africa. Leucanthemum vulgare is a naturalised weed in southern Africa, while four additional species are cultivated in the region.

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Leucanthemum maximum (Max-chrysanthemum)

[= Chrysanthemum maximum]

Native to Spain and France.


Leucanthemum paludosum

Native to Spain and Portugal.


Leucanthemum vulgare (Ox-eye daisy)

[= Chrysanthemum leucanthemum]

Native to Europe.


Leucanthemum x superbum (Shasta daisy)



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