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Lovely little daisies!

Common daisies (Bellis perennis)
Common daisies (Bellis perennis)

The common daisy is a lovely little flower when you look closely. Cannot help but love them! Each little white petal is part of an individual flower, or floret, together with one of the yellow parts in the centre of the ”capitulum’ making up a composite flower or inflorescence! The common daisy is a lovely little flower when you look closely. Cannot help but love them! Each little white petal is part of an individual flower, or floret, together with one of the yellow parts in the centre of the ”capitulum’ making up a composite flower or inflorescence!  Photos taken with my pocket camera (Sony DSC-RX100).

Common daises
Common daises

 

Close up of inflorescence or capitulum
Close up of inflorescence or capitulum

 

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I am a retired entomologist with a background in quarantine pests and invasive invertebrates. I studied zoology at Imperial College (University of London) and did a PhD on the population dynamics of a cereal aphid (Metopolophium dirhodum) in the UK. I spent 5 years with the British Antarctic Survey studing cold hardiness of Antarctic invertebates and 17 years with the Food and Environment Research Agency. My main interests now are natural history, photography, painting and bird watching.

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