Ask a Question forum: Is there a difference between Marguerite and Leucanthemum?

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perrrenial
Sep 4, 2016 1:59 PM CST
Both Leucanthemum and marguerite are daisy like in appearance but are they the same family?

I have seen the wild flower ox eye daisy described as a marguerite - is this correct?

I have also read that leucanthemum are members of Aster family - all very confusing!
Could you provide clarification, please?
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plantladylin
Sep 4, 2016 2:15 PM CST
Common names can cause much confusion but "Oxeye Daisy" and "Marguerite Daisy" are related; both are in the Asteraceae family of plants, just different genus.

Marguerite Daisy (Argyranthemum frutescens)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argyranthemum

Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leucanthemum
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