|Florida Haiku & Nature Art, Seaside Ox-eye, Borrichia frutescens|
sometimes cant tell if
sun bleached oxeye masses or
winged southern whites
Seaside oxeye daisy is relatively salt tolerant and often grows along brackish channels near the coast. Seaside oxeye daisy faithfully produces scores of yellow aster type flowers that attract many butterflies but especially kaleidoscopes of winged southern whites. I usually find seaside oxeye daisy grown side by side with black mangroves. Wildlife will utilize this plant’s leaves and flower heads for forage when food becomes scarce.