Saturday, October 10, 2009

Ox-eye Daisy

The ox-eye daisy is a pretty common sight both as a garden flower and a wild flower but it is actually a non-native invasive species. It was originally brought over from Europe in the 1800 and escaped out into the wild. Each can produce up to around 200 seeds which allows it to spread quickly and crowd out native species.

6 comments:

Valerie said...

My favorite flower! Beautiful capture. I've been trying to access Today's Flowers website, but it is closed off to me (or maybe I am blocked?). So glad I happened by your submission.

We love Luna said...

Hello dear friend, I just came from Camera Critters but I could not resist to comment here. ADORABLE flower! You are a great photographer indeed!Congrats and have a nice week!
purrs and love
Luna

Arija said...

Even though it is an invasive interloper, it is beautiful as is your photo.

Maria said...

It looks like it's holding on to another stem with one of its petals.
*must have read what you wrote ;o)

Happy Sunday!

Grace Olsson said...

Dear, great shot.
when I visit u, I look it and read yo0ur old post....very very nice
congrats


This week, I am guest at the FLOWERS FROM TODAY and I am here for to congratulate you for you to be part of our group. Your photos give more charm, color, class, life and light to the TF. Thank u very much, dearest.
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Denise said...

Gorgeous Ox Eye-Daisy shot!