Sunday 18th June 2017
Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
You may have first spotted the large, daisy like flowers of this wildflower nodding in the breeze along Blindfoot Road at the entrance to GreenAcres. If you missed them whilst driving in you can always admire them growing in our wildflower meadow in front of the Woodland Hall. There is plenty of time to enjoy the almost luminous yellow flowers as they bloom from June until September. Due to the favourable weather this year they have appeared a month early. They can reach more than 3 feet in height and the flower heads can be up to 2 inches across, the oxeye daises rise above the surrounding grass and wildflowers and dominate the view.
Fun fact; This spectacular wildflower has dozens of colloquial names relating to its resemblance to the common daisy including the moon daisy, dog daisy, field daisy and the imaginative big daisy.
By Woodland Supervisor: Tom Cowley