Ox-Eye Daisy

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The naturalised wildflower meadow at High Beeches Garden in Sussex boasts 46 species of wildflower and 13 species of grasses, my particular favourite is the ox-eye daisy which is in flower right now.

The ox-eye daisy or leucanthemum vulgare, is a perennial (a plant that lives for longer than two years), and is the largest native daisy to Britain. It is a member of the Asteraceae family, from the Greek word ‘ἀστήρ’ meaning ‘star’, referring to the shape of the flower which appears as a star surrounded by rays. It can reach to 3 feet high, and when in full bloom the meadow becomes a sea of white, creating a really enchanting sight.

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Photography: Sarah Bray

Photographed at High Beeches Garden

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