Marguerite Studies (5 photos)

Macro photography studies of Leucanthemum vulgare in Austria. They are the namesake for the whole group of flowers known as “marguerites” in German but interestingly, they are called “Ox-eye daisies” (not marguerites) in English. Ah, language!

Either way, they belong to the Asteraceae family, a wildly successful group of flowers with over 23000 species in them. Each of them is a little bouquet on its own, because the flowers consists of both ray-flowers and disc-flowers. The German name “Wiesen-Wucherblume” translates to something like “meadow run-riot flower”, indicating that they have the quality of weeds to grow exuberantly.

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