Oxeye Daisy (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum)

If you travel the A35 from Dorchester towards Bere Regis (or from Bere Regis heading towards Dorchester!) you will see the northern verge covered in these white Oxeye Daisies. In fact they can be seen on the other side too as well as along road verges almost everywhere in the county at the moment. They thrive on fertile meadow-like environments and where the new road was put in some years ago now embankments became ideal meadow-like habitat for them.

They are classic daisy in appearance, not dissimilar to the daisies on your lawn but much bigger of course with flower heads almost two inches across and the plants reaching as much as 2 feet or more tall.

They flower from May until September so you have plenty of time to take in the glorious sight as you speed along towards Bere Regis!

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