Sunday, 10 June 2012

Daisy

A walk, this morning, around the lakes of Straw's Bridge.  The sun shone for a change and it turned out to be quite warm.  So, it was a delight to see the Daisies (Bellis perennis) all in flower on the banks of Swan Lake.
As well as these well-known little daisies growing among the grass, there were lots of their taller cousins, the Ox-Eye Daisies (Leucanthemum vulgare).
Also known as Dog Daisy, Margarite and even Moon Daisy, it is a perennial herb and rather common in the UK.  Apparently, the unopened flower buds can be picked and pickled and eaten as 'capers'.  Perhaps we'll give it a go!
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