Buttercups and Daisies

Friday, June 3rd 2011

A lovely warm day at Foxglove.  Some volunteers were hard at work cutting back branches and strimming the grass whilst others were helping to plan the Open Day to be held on Sat 23rd July.  Work on the new boardwalk and bridge is continuing.

All over the reserve buttercups and daisies are flowering.  Buttercups have 5 petals.

Buttercup with 5 petals

However as you walk around you may see some buttercups with more than 5petals.

Buttercups with many petals

Daisies come in two sizes!  The Common Daisy, below,  is small and grows close to the ground and is usually found in areas where the grass is short.

Common Daisy

The Dog Daisy or Ox Eyed Daisy is a much bigger, more robust flower and grows along many of the paths.

Dog or Ox Eye Daisy


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