|ox-eye daisy, Leucanthemum vulgare|
The daisy (see photo) was probably the first flower I could recognize. Daisies grew all over the fields of central Pennsylvania and upstate New York where I was a small child. To me they represented "flowers."
I have since discovered this daisy is a European plant naturalized all over North America--a weed--and that it is not "the daisy" but the ox-eye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
because another plant was England's "the daisy," the smaller plant I used to call lawn daisy, Bellis perennis
(below) when I noticed it al all.
|daisy, lawn daisy, Bellis perennis|