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  • A field with a standing crop of wheat had a wide wild-flower margin with ox-eye daisies, red clover, sainfoin, poppies and trefoils – to name a few – and I was disappointed not to see a single butterfly, perhaps because it was overcast.

    Country diary: East Yorkshire

  • Rushing streams overflow their banks in summer, watering the meadows where a young Lev Tolstoy wandered, botanical primer in hand, picking out the . . . red, white, and pink scented tufty clover; milk-white ox-eye daisies with their bright yellow centers and pleasant spicy smell; yellow honey-scented rape blossoms; tall campanulas with white and lilac bells, tulip-shaped; creeping vetch . . .

    The Return

  • Photographs by Simon Upton Roses, foxgloves, agapanthus, ox-eye daisies and lilies grow in the garden, complemented by planters made by Haslam.

    House of Haslam

  • Our days start and end with a slow walk around the plot, adjusting our eyes to the slightest change: the 'wildseed' lupin, the ox-eye daisies, the meadow flowers whose names we maybe never knew, the first cones on the larch, the lurid fungus on the silver birch stump.

    Midsummer murder

  • The beetle stood full-square in the yellow centre of an ox-eye daisy eating its pollen, rays of white petals around him: Oedemera noblis, a thick-legged flower beetle of shiny metallic green with slightly parted elytra wing-cases and strangely thickened thighs on the rear pair of legs used in mating.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • Prunella is one of my favorites and I love ox-eye daisies, too.

    Wordless Wildflower Wednesday « Fairegarden

  • As you can see things are going prolifically in the ox-eye daisy meadow/mown path department.

    50 entries from June 2007

  • Close-up of poppy flowers near the path, mixed in with ox-eye daisies and buttercups.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Black needlerush, sea ox-eye, salt grass, salt marsh fimbristylis, glassworts, marsh elder and sea lavender are common in the high marsh.

    North Inlet-Winyah Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, South Carolina

  • Flora: The dominant low salt marsh is colonized by salt marsh cordgrass, while high marsh typically contains a mixture of saltmeadow hay, sea ox-eye and black needlerush.

    North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve

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  • "Ox-eye, a name given by mariners to a small cloud or meteor, seen at the Cape of Good Hope, &c. which presages a dreadful storm. It appears at first in the form or size of an ox's eye, but descends with such celerity that it seems suddenly to overspread the whole hemisphere, and at the same time forces the air with such violence, that ships are sometimes scattered several ways, some directly contrary, and many sunk downright."
    Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1816), 330

    October 14, 2008

  • Old NJ nickname for the Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers. Also called bumble-bee or bumble-bee peeps (on Cape Cod).

    December 11, 2007