positivity purchased in

shining pennies scattered

upon dawn-kissed green,

innocent joy freely paid

from a poor-man’s purse

These flowers, like most of wildflowers, have a fascinatingly wide variety of names. Scientifically they’re called Leucanthemum vulgare, but they’re more commonly known as the ox-eye (or oxeye) daisy or the dog daisy. Other names include: field daisy, Marguerite, poor-land penny, poverty daisy, white daisy, and my personal favourites, moon daisy and moon-penny. These last two names are given to the flower because of the way in which its petals appear to glow in the evening. I’m rarely there in the evening light, these days. I’m much more likely to catch them lit by thedawn.

2 thoughts on “Pennies

  1. I know they are not a native species where I am, but I still love them, they are in full bloom everywhere right now. I love to dry the flowers for arrangements, and I powder the flowers up also after drying to scatter in my dog beds to keep fleas away.

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    1. I always find it particularly hard when the invasive species is beautiful. There’s a Rhododendron by the pond in the village nature project that looks lovely, but is dreadful for the local ecosystem and really needs to come out. But it looks so lovely, though! I’m fortunate that daisies are native here in the UK. I often press flowers and use them for art pieces. Daisies are a particular favourite. Thanks for visiting.!


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