Daisies (Leucanthemum vulgare) are biennial or perennial herbs from the composites family. There are twenty species of daisies, mainly growing in southern and central Europe. Only one species, the oxeye daisy, is found in Estonia. Compared with other composites, herbs with composite flowers of white "ray florets" around a yellow disc, oxeye daisy leaves are not so prominently lobed. The oxeye daisy grows in meadows, baulks and on roadsides and is valued for its beautiful flowers and long period of blossoming. It is often used as a cut flower, but is also planted into beds of perennials in gardens and parks. In folk medicine the plant has been used to treat various diseases.