Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Daisies--Oxeye vs Fleabane

Most lovers of Daisies go for the big Daisy Oxeye variety and rip the tiny Daisy Fleabanes, shown here, out of gardens like a nasty weed.

But the Daisy Fleabane is the natural wildflower to prairies; Oxeyes are the import. Because the Fleabane is native, it is beneficial to more of the native species of insects, including butterflies. It also blooms longer into the season than your typical Oxeye

A Daisy, just as sweet and blooming now in a field near you.   

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