Montana Outdoors

May 28, 2010

I prefer “Daisy”.

Filed under: Montana, Wildflowers — Tags: , , , , — montucky @ 8:42 pm

Cut-leaved DaisyCut-leaved Daisy, Erigeron compositus

I’ve seen these frequently called “Fleabane” or “Fernleaf Fleabane”. That seems a bit mean: in my opinion they are much prettier than that!

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  1. I prefer Daisy, too!
    So lovely – sweet and love the droplets, too!

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    Comment by Stacey Dawn — May 28, 2010 @ 11:15 pm

    • There is something so pleasant about the month of May here; chances to photograph wildflowers in the rain. This flower seems to be blooming earlier than usual.

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      Comment by montucky — May 28, 2010 @ 11:35 pm

  2. So beautiful. I like Your photo, because those water drops give to it so special looking style.

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    Comment by sartenada — May 29, 2010 @ 2:50 am

    • I like to photograph in the rain whenever possible. Everything looks so fresh then.

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      Comment by montucky — May 29, 2010 @ 10:58 am

  3. I love daisies and this is an especially lovely daisy with droplets!

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    Comment by Anna Surface — May 29, 2010 @ 7:09 am

    • These are quite small but very pretty. On rainy days the light is always so good besides decorating the blossoms with water drops.

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      Comment by montucky — May 29, 2010 @ 11:00 am

  4. It is different then the plant we called “daisy fleabane”, I think. Daisy fleabane has a cluster of small daisy like flowers on one stem and this one looks like it is individual flowers on each stem. This looks like a cute miniature daisy.

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    Comment by kateri — May 29, 2010 @ 2:48 pm

    • It’s interesting how plant names are used from place to place. My favorite plant reference book uses “also called fleabanes” when referring to daisies and places them all in the genus Erigeron within the sunflower family. I had always thought of the fleabanes as being as you said, miniature daisies.

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      Comment by montucky — May 29, 2010 @ 9:46 pm

  5. Maybe daisies are a bane to fleas? That would be a good thing.

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    Comment by Candace — May 29, 2010 @ 3:31 pm

    • I read that the name “fleabane” did refer to a belief that the dried flowers would repel fleas. Fortunately I have no fleas around with which to test that idea.

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      Comment by montucky — May 29, 2010 @ 9:50 pm

  6. Your photographs are always great! The beauty of the flower really shines as does do the droplets of water.

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — May 29, 2010 @ 9:16 pm

    • Thanks! This was a new blossom which began its bloom during a period of cloudy weather and it is just as fresh as can be. Makes a great subject that way!

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      Comment by montucky — May 29, 2010 @ 9:52 pm

  7. I like that name better, too. We have fleabane here, but it is a tiny flower, either white or purple. with many petals.

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    Comment by sandy — June 1, 2010 @ 3:10 pm

    • We have them too and they are quite pretty in a close-up, but I still dislike the name. In many cases I think I could have done a better job of naming the flowers!

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      Comment by montucky — June 1, 2010 @ 3:47 pm


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