This genus of perennial plants comes from southern and central Europe and have red-tipped rhizomes. The plants have erect stems that can be up to 6′ tall and may be hairy. Most have basal leaves although some do grow up the stems. Flowers are solitary, but often plentiful.
Name Derivation: from Greek leukos ("white") and anthemon ("flower")
Common Name: Daisy
Leucanthemum is in the family Asteraceae.