Sunday, 31 July 2016

Discoid Daisies

I have been aware of the form of Daisy without ligulate flowers (Bellis perennis f. disciformis) for a number of years but have not been lucky enough to see it. I finally came across this curiosity a couple of weeks ago at Acaster Selby (VC64).

Its no more than a chance mutation in populations of f. perennis that bulks up through vegetative spread, but its intriguing nonetheless and a reminder of how good plants are at breaking the rules on what they are meant to look like.

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