British Wild Flower - Oxeye Daisy Ox Eye

Close-up of a Wild Oxe-eye Daisy (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) flower in a meadow with sunset in background and bokeh of trees and leaves

Close-up of a Wild Oxe-eye Daisy flower

Oxeye daisies, with their large white flower head, are a fantastic wildflower and an important source of nectar for many different insects.

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The petal-plucking game, 'He loves me; he loves me not', is thought to have started with the Oxeye daisy, and is now a common children's activity. While thinking of a suitor, each petal is plucked until the answer of whether love is possible becomes apparent. However, each 'petal' is actually an individual flower as Oxeye daisies have composite flower heads consisting of yellow 'disc florets', surrounded by 'ray florets' (the 'petals').

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