Fantastic Flowers

Oxeye Daisy

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’).

(wildlife Trust)

Oxeye daisies growing in the meadow

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"Love Skye-Love Nature-Love Life" Skyenatureblog.com provides an artistic journey through the seasons, describing the natural beauty of the island through, prose, poetry, art, photographs and videos. I hope to give readers a taste of the Skye experience. I hope you enjoy the journey The Isle of Skye has dramatic mountains, wild glens and amazing seascapes; it offers a varied wilderness for free spirits. There is an abundance of hidden places full of native trees, wildflowers and wildlife to enjoy, in peace and tranquility. This sensational Island changes constantly through the seasons, with wild Atlantic storms, snowy mountains and balmy Summer nights with spectacular skies. The Summer wildflowers provide a colourful feast for insects, which feed the many species of songbirds, both native and Summer visitors.

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