Friday, July 27, 2012

Little daisies

Mid summer is also the time for daisies. Big ones, little ones, everywhere. We have some large variety in our garden, but these are a much smaller version that grows wild in the vineyard. My extensive quite limited research indicates that it might be called pyrète de Dalmatie (tanacetum cinerariifolium), although I am quite unsure of this. So I just call them "little daisies."

A patch of little daisies between rows of grape vines.

A closer view.

An insect hangs upside down in the early morning chill.

9 comments:

  1. I don't think it can be T. cinerariifolium - that appears to be fairly rare and only occur in 5 départements, mainly in the far south-east. I would go for one of the Mayweeds eg Scented Mayweed Matricaria recutita (Camomille sauvage). The thread like leaves and turned back petals appear to be a good match. T. cinerariifolium seems to have very divided but not thread like leaves.

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    1. susan, ah, thanks! I wondered about the camomille sauvage, but the photos I saw didn't seem exactly right.

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    2. Well I'm not certain about the species - Mayweeds aren't easy to tell apart from photos.

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  2. It certainly looks like what I've been calling wild camomile - I love the fresh smell of it.

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  3. These are terrific photos, Walt.

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  4. They look like daisies to me.

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  5. Pyrenes del dalmatias tinnitus chloroformiumianna... I'll stick with little daisies, too! Beautiful photos.

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  6. so simple a flower yet so lovely.

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