Sweden wildflowers: Moon Daisy

Leucanthemum vulgare, SE: Prästkrage, DE: Magerwiesen-Margerite,
NL: Gewone margriet, UK: Oxeye, Moon Daisy, Marguerite

Scientific name:  Leucanthemum vulgare Lam.M
Synonym name:  Chrysanthemum leucanthemum (DC.) Turcz., Chrysanthemum leucanthemum L., Leucanthemum ircutianum DC., Chrysanthemum praecox (Horvatic) Horvatic
Swedish name:  Prästkrage, kragblomma, vanlig prästkrage
German name:  Magerwiesen-Margerite
Nederlandse naam:   Gewone margriet
English name:  Oxeye, Moon Daisy, Marguerite
Plant Family:  Asteraceae / Compositae, Sunflower family, Korgblommiga

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Life form:  Perennial
Stems:  The central stem is glabrous to slightly hairy and often angular or furrowed, and terminates in a single flowerhead on a long stalk that is nearly naked
Leaves:  asal and middle leaves petiolate, obovate to spoon-shaped, and serrate to dentate. Upper leaves shorter, sessile and borne along the stem
Flowers:  White ray flowers and yellow disc flowers
Flowering Period:  June-July
Fruits:  Achenes are without tufts of hair
Habitat:  Pastureland, meadows, farmland and settlements

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Leucanthemum from Greek leukos, "white," and anthemon, "flower". Chrysanthemum leucanthemum is the Old World ox-eye daisy.
vulgare is Latin for "common".
  • The standard author abbreviation Lam. is used to indicate Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744 – 1829), a French botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation DC. is used to indicate Augustin Pyramus de Candolle (1778 – 1841), a Swiss botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Turcz. is used to indicate Nicolai Stepanovitch Turczaninow (1796 – 1863), a Ukrainian-Russian botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Horvatic is used to indicate Stjepan(Stefan) Horvatić (1899 - 1975), a Croatian botanist.
Leucanthemum vulgare attracts a variety of insects, including small bees, flies, beetles, wasps, small butterflies, and skippers.

Leucanthemum vulgare is associated with the french game: Effeuiller la marguerite (He Loves Me/Not).
A game,in which one person seeks to determine whether the object of their affection returns that affection or not.
SE: "Älskar... älskar inte"
DE: "Er/sie liebt mich... Er/sie liebt mich nicht"
NL: "Hij/zij houdt van me, hij/zij houdt niet van me"
UK: He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not

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