Staffa's oxeye daisy
|Copyright: Cristina Stoica (albastrica) (64)|
|Date Taken: 2009-07-13|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-07-30 14:41|
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|he oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare, syn. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum), also known as the marguerite, is a widespread flowering plant native to Europe and the temperate regions of Asia. It is one of a number of plants to be called by the common name daisy. It is also sometimes called moon daisy or dog daisy.|
It is a perennial prostrate herb with small flower head (not larger than 5 cm) that consists of about 20 white ray flowers and numerous yellow disc flowers, growing on the end of the stem. The stem is mostly unbranched and sprouts laterally from a creeping rootstock.
The leaves are dark green on both sides. The basal and middle leaves are petiolate, obovate to spoon-shaped, and serrate to dentate. The upper leaves are shorter, sessile, and borne along the stem.
It produces an abundant number of flat seeds without pappus. It spreads also vegetatively by rooting underground stems.
The oxeye daisy is a typical meadow flower, growing in a variety of plant communities such as dry fields and meadows, but also under scrubs, open-canopy forests, and waste places. It thrives in a wide range of conditions and prefers heavy and damp soils. It was introduced in parts of North America, Australia, and New Zealand, where it is now a common weed displacing native plant species in some areas. It is difficult to control or eradicate, since a new plant can regenerate from rhizome fragments. However, in North Carolina, it is planted on roadsides by the highway department.
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- Ark (58)
- [2009-07-30 18:27]
very good in getting the daisies in a diagonal line. The petals on the right are a little distracting though. Nicely done Cristina.
Bonne et originale composition dans un cadrage serré qui valorise bien les sujets mais la présence d'une partie de fleur en bas à droite n'est pas très judicieuce de même que la tige qui sépare verticalement l'image en deux parties.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.