A Cotswold Year - Charting the seasons in the South Cotswolds

Friday 24 June 2011

Moon Daisy

Leucanthemum vulgare is commonly called the Oxeye or Moon daisy. Climate conditions seem to have really suited these daisies this year. We have noticed a profusion of them in the Cotswold grassland on our walks as in this photo taken on Uley Bury.

We call them Moon daisies, this name is said to come from the fact that they do not close at night and so look wonderful by moonlight especially at mid-summer.

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