Clearing a bit of winter mess in what counts as a flowerbed on the Boggy Brae, I noticed there was no sign at all of Ox-eye Daisies (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum), which have definitely grown there for several years. There are signs of the Yellow Loosestrife (Lysimachia vulgaris) and Red Campion (Silene dioica) that grow near it, but none at all of Ox-eye Daisies. This puzzled me as the early foliage of a cultivated variety is, by way of contrast, looking very vigorous.

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Early leafage of Yellow Loosestrife

This morning I found that there is no sign of Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) either so maybe the foliage of it and the Ox-eye Daisy starts to show later. The flowers of these two certainly showed up much later on the Boggy Brae than elsewhere even when the elsewhere was not very far away such as within a mile or two. Boggy Brae does things its own way!

 

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