By Terry L    
Ox-eye daisy is a familiar and attractive grassland perennial and our largest native member of the daisy family. It has a medium tall un-branched stem topped by a solitary composite flower of white rays (petals) surrounding a yellow disc floret. Once you become familiar with them the basal leaves of Ox-eye daisy are quite distinctive with their toothed spoon shape and long leaf stalks. Flowers from May to September. Ox-eye daisy is also known as moon daisy or dog daisy and its old botanical name was Chrysanthemum leucanthemum.

Photographed in situe using an opaque white perspex sheet with flash behind to get the pure white background. No flowers or plants were harmed in the creation of this image.

Tags: White Daisy Flower Essex Flowers and plants Wildlife and nature Flash and lighting Belhus country park

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taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
23 Jun 2014 9:06PM
I so love this series-- wonderful work!

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tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2014 9:50PM
I recall one place they were in abundance and the Small Coppers were all over themSmile

Greyheron 15 282 7 England
23 Jun 2014 10:01PM
The small coppers didn't stand a chance with this one Adrian … Terry was all over it…!!!

Super addition to the collection Terry and a wonderful mornings photography too…

24 Jun 2014 5:42AM
Clean and simple, excellent!

24 Jun 2014 5:22PM
Another excellent piece of work Terry.

Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2014 8:34PM
Great work, lovely image Terry.
DonMc 8 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2014 7:43PM
Terry, this is an excellent piece of work, I am visiting my brother at Rainham tomorrow, I think if I go the back way I will pass Belhus so I will think about this picture then! Great stuff!SmileSmileSmile

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