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Related to leucanthemum vulgare: oxeye daisy, Linaria vulgaris, Lotus corniculatus, Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, Sonchus asper, Rhinanthus minor
Common everywhere. White petals with yellow center. Whole plant useable for calming cough, spasms, night sweats, fever. Similar to chamomile, relaxes. Anti-inflammatory. Tea used as eyewash, for dry skin. This pretty flower is calming just to look at, and interestingly enough, it grows wherever man has messed up and stripped the soil to almost uselessness. The daisy brings hope and beauty back to the land. Where once there was toil, hardship, strife and abandonment, now grows a symbol of new hope, as it rebuilds the soil for future generations. It can be used both as salad green and seasoning. The flavor of the greens is as nice and refreshing as the flower looks.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz