Saturday, August 28, 2010

Ox-eye Daisy

The Ox-eye Daisy is an invasive species in North America. Originally brought over from Europe as an ornamental flower it has escaped into the wild where it has crowded out many of the native species. Even though it is a very pretty flower it is on the list of noxious weeds here in Minnesota. I took this photograph at Rice Lake NWR.

2 comments:

KaHolly said...

And isn't that a shame, that such a pretty flower would be invasive? Like the Purple Loosestrife. Here in Cape Breton we are being taken over by the Angelica. ~karen

LC said...

I was unaware of this... very nice photo and I've learned something new! L