Monday, August 16, 2010
Today's Flowers: Black Eyes Daisy
Black eyed daisy is called black eyed Susan too, a flowering plant in the composite family. Chrysanthemums belong to the same family too. There are many flowers that make up the composite family, such as marigolds, sunflowers and zinnias etc. It started Out as Wild Flowers, but many people grow them in the garden. The bright yellow color is always so cheerful.
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds. It requires a lot of direct sunlight, basically it is not suitable to be planted in container to display at our corridor. Many Singaporean like me, stay in HDB houses, so corridor is our “garden”. :)
In plants of the composite family, like the daisy below, each flower head is a composite of many small flowers surrounded by a cuplike cluster of modified leaves called bracts. This is where the name composite comes from. But we normal know them as the "Daisy Family".
From a distance, the flower head resembles a single large flower. A daisy, for example, has an outer ring of long, yellow ray flowers that look like individual petals, and the center of many tightly packed, tube-shaped disk flowers. A thistle head has only disk flowers, and all the flowers of a dandelion head are ray-like.
This is the Marco shot of the daisy, if you like Marco shot, visit Lisa’s blog here:
and more cheerful yellow here:
Wish you have a wonderful week ahead.