Leucanthemum vulgare - Marguerites

Phylum: Magnoliophyta - Class: Equisetopsida - Order: Asterales - Family: Asteraceae

Marguerite, or ox-eye daisy

Other common names for this very common perennial wild flower are ox-eye daisy and dog daisy. Marguerites are often to be seen in great abundance on roadsides and slopes beside rivers and streams in Wales. They reach a height of typically 30 to 80 cm, but on wind-swept cliffs they adapt to conditions and crouch low among the grass.

Marguerites beside a busy main road

The flowers, which are typically between 2.5 cm and 5 cm in diameter, first appear in May, and blooming usually continues into September.

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