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soulboysoulboy Posts: 429

I'd like some help with identifying some plants that are in the daisy family. Three were sown from a box of mixed seeds.

I've already excluded some plants from my research, such as Anthemis arvensis.

Here's the first one, which is a multi-stemmed small flower of 3cm diameter. Each plant can produce either a white flower or a creamy yellow-white flower. They have identical bipinnate leaf shapes. It's quite tall, about 40-50Cm. it produces a lot of flowers on the multiple stems and has a slightly clumping or bushy aspect.

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The second one is another multi-stemmed flower with long individual flower stems that have multifid leaves growing from the base of the flower stem and on the flower stem. The flower is again about 3cm in diameter.

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The third one is one in the front garden that I don't remember sowing seeds for but could have arrived another way or from last years' seeding.

This plant has a bright yellow flower that's 3-4cm in diameter and is also multi-stemmed, with bipinnate leaves. Unlike the first two plants that had pure green leaves, this one has silvery grey-green leaves.

It's also clumping or slightly bushy and about 30-40cm tall.

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The last one is another white daisy with a 3cm diameter flower. This flower grows on long individual stems that have sparse, small, palmately lobed dark green leaves along the stem. It's about 40-50cm tall.

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,866

    Bottom one looks like ox eye daisy.

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  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,126

    Wrong foliage for an ox eye daisy.

  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,126

    The third one looks like a golden marguerite.

  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,444

    The top & second photo looks very like a cultivar of Anthemis tinctoria.  Do the flowers open cream and fade to white?  A single plant with flowers which are truly differently coloured throughout their life is very unusual in my experience - but something like Anthemis 'Sauce Hollandaise' opens creamy-yellow and fades to creamy-white.

    How was your box of seeds labelled?

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  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,444

    There are Argyranthemums whose flowers change colour - 'Cornish Gold' is one - but I don't think their leaves are fine enough for what you're showing us here.

    The daisies are a complicated bunch...

    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • The fine leafed one could be "scentless mayweed" sneaking in by the back door as stray seed. 

    H-C

  • soulboysoulboy Posts: 429
    fidgetbones says:

    Bottom one looks like ox eye daisy.

    See original post

     FB, you were definitely having an off day yesterday. Far too small a flower to be an oxeye daisy image

  • soulboysoulboy Posts: 429

    Thanks everyone! The box of seeds were a wildflower mix with no list of plants and in my experience they often have common garden cultivars amongst them.

    I think the ID of Anthemis tinctoria is correct. I'd completely forgotten about this plant even though I've had it in the garden a few times. Difficult to find out which cultivar.

    I think the ID of stinking mayweed is also correct. I'd seen it while I was searching the net for an ID and discounted it. But after it was suggested here I found an image of the leaves and it's a perfect match.

    The third one is definitely not a marguerite, the leaves are very different, the leaf is more more widely lobed than my plant. I suspect that this may also be a Anthemis tictoria cultivar but I've yet to find one with this colour leaf.

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