Oxeye daisies grow with abundance along the roadsides on the isle of Skye. They attract many different pollinators.
A lovely sign of Summer.
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’).