Last June: an orgy of ox-eye daisies

Here’s a cheery sight from last June on a field that only three years ago was cleared and re-sown simply with rye grass and clover mix. At least some of Britain’s wild flowers have no problem regenerating.

ox eye daisy

OK, so Leucanthemum vulgare is regarded as a weed and even an invasive species in some places. But the near-divine Wikipedia also points out:

The un-opened flower buds can be marinated and used in a similar way to capers.[4]

Who knew? So do we try that next year? [Thanks to Graham for the pic]

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