One of the fields that I walk regular is awash with delicate white flowers standing around a foot or so tall which always put a smile on my face when I see them. Now initially I thought that they weren’t actual daisies as the daisies I think off are only small little things hiding in the long grass but these bad boys are pretty big. So as I usually do when I,m unsure about something I go a browsing through my old mate GOOGLE, because he’s my friend.
The Ox-Eye Daisy is a small perennial and the largest member of out native daisies having white petals surrounding a bright yellow centre with heads growing uptown five centimetres across.
The yellow centre of the daisy is made up of lots of smaller flowers each of which hold nectar so are fed on by various pollinating insects, including butterflies, bees and hoverflies.
They are a resilient flower that can grow in meadows, waste lands and along roadside verges.
So there you have it, the humble Ox-Eye Daisy with its crisp white petals and sunshine yellow centres that can brighten up even the dullest of days……….