Rose Buttered Oxe Eye Cups

OK, this isn’t the ingredient list for a Witch’s Brew.  Just a couple pictures of natural and naturalized landscaping.

Rose Verbena and Buttercup

The purple flowers are more Rose Verbena (Glandularia canadensis).  The yellow flowers are that of a buttercup, Early Buttercup perhaps (Ranunculus fascicularis).

Chrysanthemum leucanthemum (syn. Leucanthemum vulgare)

This is  Oxeye Daisy (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum or Leucanthemum vulgare).  As often as I saw it, I used to think that this was native…and a quite beautiful prairie forb.  It’s apparently native to Europe and considered an invasive weed in some parts of the United States, but it is a common inhabitant of horse-battered fields in Missouri.  It looks like battling Oxeye Daisy with prescribed fire could deter its growth.  A prescribed burn and native replanting would ensure it and other invasives are less likely to return.  Grow native!

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6 thoughts on “Rose Buttered Oxe Eye Cups

  1. Nice website, Mark. I particularly like the photos. Did you take the pics? If so what kind of camera do you use?

    My son-in-law borrowed my Cannon TS2I, and I have missed pretty much all of the beautiful spring scenes here in Atlanta.

    • Thanks for checking it out! All the photos are mine (except for a clipart in a fuel economy post). I’ve had a Nikon D3100 for almost a year now and have loved it. Never been to Atlanta, but loved the scenery around Toccoa, Georgia. Cheers.

  2. These are beautiful Mark! So glad I found your blog (or you found mine) :O) Nature, Sustainability and Photography – Right up my alley! :O)

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