Our first Oxeye daisy has opened in our MeadowMat. It is a little late this year, normally it appears in May but as we all know it has been a late spring. We spotted the buds a couple of weeks ago and they have simply refused to open up until the sun appeared in earnest this week (first week of June). Ox-eye daisy is a perennial commonly found in meadows and waste ground, railway banks and road verges.

The open flower heads of Ox-eye daisy attract a large range of pollinating insects particularly bees, butterflies and hoverflies.

Hoverfly enjoying the Oxeye