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name for several plants, e.g., the oxeye daisydaisy
[O.E.,=day's eye], name for several common wildflowers of the family Asteraceae (aster family). The daisy of literature, the true daisy, is Bellis perennis, called in the United States English daisy.
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 and black-eyed Susanblack-eyed Susan
or yellow daisy,
North American daisylike wildflower (Rudbeckia hirta) of the family Asteraceae (aster family) with yellow rays and a dark brown center. It is a weedy biennial or annual and grows in dry places.
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, but particularly for two genera: Heliopsis, native to North America, and Buphthalmum, native to Europe and W Asia but cultivated elsewhere. Both are perennials of the family Asteraceae (asteraster
[Gr.,=star], common name for the Asteraceae (Compositae), the aster family, in North America, name for plants of the genus Aster, sometimes called wild asters, and for a related plant more correctly called China aster (Callistephus chinensis
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 family) and are grown as ornamentals for their showy yellow heads. Oxeyes are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Asterales, family Asteraceae.
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bull’s-eye, 2
1. A figure or ornament of concentric bands.
2. A round or oval aperture, open, louvered, or glazed; an oculus or oeil-de-boeuf
3. The enclosure of such an aperture, a double-arched frame with two or four key voussoirs.
4. A circular aperture in a masonry wall; usually formed by voussoirs or tapered bricks.


1. A steel strap used to clasp two members together.
2. Same as gib or jib door.

oxeye window, oxeye

Same as bull’s-eye window.
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symbol of long-suffering composure. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]
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The first named variety of ox-eye sunflower I planted was one called Summer Sun.
Koch invented the "hanging drop" preparation using ox-eye aqueous humor to grow the bacilli.
Tallamy suggests gardeners avoid planting other "junk food" for insects like multiflora rose, Japanese honeysuckle, Norway maple, ox-eye daisy and red clover.
But from the air, its traces will surely be seen for ages, and wandering through the meadow that is to replace it, people will be surprised to find corn cockle, vetch, devil's bit scabious, selfheal, agrimony, yarrow, ox-eye daisy and quaking grass: the plants of old England, all strangely gathered within the walls.
For example, the North Carolina Department of Transportation plants ox-eye daisies, an immigrant that farmers consider a noxious weed.
Like the white petals (each actually an individual flower) of the familiar ox-eye daisy, each blue petal is a single ray flower adorned with teeth at the blunt end.
The pocket mouse was captured along Los Olmos Creek in tidal flat vegetation dominated by sea ox-eye, gulf cord grass, and mesquite.
Ra fa Th bi pwod RAISING DAISIES I absolutely love my ox-eye daisies and the fact that have taken over the cottage garden.
Ox-eye daisies, which are perennials, are perfect for the job.
Guidelines include: Grow | more flowers, shrubs and trees that provide nectar and pollen as food for bees and other pollinators throughout the year - pussy willow, primroses and crocuses in spring, lavenders, meadow cranesbill and ox-eye daisies in summer, ivy and hebes in autumn, and mahonia shrubs and cyclamen in winter.