Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

This common wildflower aka Dog Daisy is named after Hera, the Queen of Olympian gods in Greek mythology. It is also called the Maudlin Daisy because early Christians dedicated this flower to Mary Magdalen. The name Daisy comes from the Old English ‘dæges ēage’ or day’s eye. The petal-plucking game ‘He loves me, he loves me not’ is thought to have started with this flower.

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