The Daisy Bellis perennis is usually dismissed as a lawn weed, but here it is one of the earliest and most important of the machair¹ wildflowers. It is one of the few food sources on the machair for the early emerging Bumblebees. For the technically minded it is one of the indicative plants (along with Meadow Buttercup, Ranunculis acris) of dry machair.
The daisies have just started to flower and in a week or so the machair will turn white as they burst into bloom. In my garden it dominates the grass, where it is welcome, and is a persistent thug everywhere else.
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¹ For a description please refer to UK Biodiversity Action Plan; Priority Habitat Descriptions: Machair