Daisy Family
NB. Mentions of Scentless Mayweed may actually be Sea Mayweed on these pages, 2014 and before. 


11 September 2021

St. Mary de Haura Churchyard

Late August 2021

Mayweed with one Ox-eye Daisy

29 August 2021

Sea Aster

14 June 2021

Ox-eye Daisies

12 April 2021
Andrena nigroaenea
on Common Daisy
St. Mary de Haura churchyard, New Shoreham


ID by Matt Smith on UK Bees, Wasps and Ants  facebook

9 June 2020

Ox-eye Daisies
Downs Link Path, south of the Cement Works (dis)

29 January 2020

In Buckingham Park, Shoreham, Common Daisies were flowering.

4 January 2020

Common Daisy
Adur Recreation Ground

4 September 2018

Pineapple Weed
Mill Hill (* Lower Car Park)

18 June 2018
Pineapple Weed, Matricaria discoidea, was a surprise discovery on a grass verge at the far western end of Middle Road, Shoreham. It looks like a daisy without petals.

17 June 2018

Ox-eye Daisies, Scented Mayweeds
Cyclepath at Old Shoreham

13 June 2018

Chamomile or (Scented?) Mayweed, Corn Marigold, Cornflower
Cyclepath at Old Shoreham
Have these flowers arrived with planted wild seed?

7 June 2018

Seaside Daisy

5 June 2018

Chamomile or (Scented?) Mayweed

Ox-eye Daisies

Common Daisy, Ox-eye Daisy, Mayweed

Top: Chamomile or (Scented?) Mayweed  Bottom: Ox-eye Daisies
Old Shoreham Cyclepath

Ox-eye Daisy

1 June 2018

Ox-eye Daisies
Mill Hill Car Park   (new seeded or planted additions)

17 October 2017

Sea Mayweed
Southwick Beach

6 October 2017

Mayweed and one large flower of Ox-eye Daisy
at Old Shoreham (on the verges where Mackley are building a higher cyclepath just north of the Tollbridge).
The Mayweed was not prostrate but a row of about ten large patches as an upright plant.

8 August 2017

Invasive plant on Silver Sands
Canadian Fleabane, Conyza canadensis which is unattractive and probably frequent on waste land
Plant growing on a sandy bit, dry estuarine margins.

23 July 2017

   The first ever wild record on these web pages of the Pineapple Weed, Matricaria discoidea.
Anchor Bottom

6 July 2017

Mexican Fleabane, Erigeron karvinskianus
Upper Beeding

Adur Daisies

2 July 2017

A patch of Mayweed on the edge of an arable field, near Coombes
This was an upright straggly plant

29 June 2017

Sea Mayweed
Southwick Beach

23 June 2017

A patch of Mayweed by the Widewater Cyclepath, Lancing Beach
This was an upright straggly plant supported in part being next to a wooden wall next to the path.

Sea Mayweed (Tripleurospermum maritimum ssp. maritimum) and Scentless Mayweed (Tripleurospermum maritimum ssp. inodorum) are a difficult pair for botanists – they were formerly regarded as separate species, but more recent research views them as the same species or as subspecies. The type species Sea Mayweed is a biennial or perennial while Scentless Mayweed is a biennial at most. Other differences between the two are Sea Mayweed’s straggly branches and the way its basal leaves lie partly on the ground.

11 June 2017

A patch of Mayweed by the tidal River Adur towpath near Erringham Gap
This was an upright straggly plant intertwined with other vegetation on an area of grass path next to a hay meadow.

Ox-eye Daisies
Downs Link Cyclepath: Erringham Gap - Cement Works

21 May 2017
Daisy Bee

Possibly Lasioglosum calceatum

which is named the Common Furrow Bee

PS: ID may be incorrect as the bees are meant to emerge in July. 
 Therefore Lasioglossum albipes  ???

Mill Hill

Lasioglossum List

4 September 2016

Sea Mayweed (confirmed by another opinion)
This is a prostrate straggly plant on the sheltered shingle of Shoreham Beach was not supported by any other vegetation.


Common Daisies on Mill Hill

26 March 2016

Common Daisies in St. Mary de Haura churchyard were noticed to be particularly large with plenty of their rounded leaves in the flower beds and less leaf on the grass between the gravestones.

10 September 2015

Sea Aster
Sea Mayweed
(probable ID)

Sea Mayweed from Southwick Beach. I have not mastered identifying the Mayweeds.

Tripleurospermum inodorum - Scentless Mayweed
Tripleurospermum maritimum - Sea Mayweed

5 August 2014


4- 5 July 2014


April - May 2014

Green-veined White

April - May 2014

Common Daisies

17 July 2009
At this time of the year, Scentless Mayweed is the dominant daisy on the Coastal-Downs Link Cyclepath to Upper Beeding, but occasional clumps of flowering Ox-eye Daisies remain.

June 2009

Ox-eye Daisy
Scentless Mayweed

29 June 2009
Yarrow was seen in flower on road sides and verges.

9 May 2009
Ox-eye Daisies were seen in flower on the outskirts of Shoreham for the first time this year on the verges of the Coastal Link Cyclepath south of the Toll Bridge, Old Shoreham.

June 2008

Ox-eye Daisies
Scentless Mayweed
Ox-eye Daisies
Scentless Mayweed

17 August 2007

Adur Recreation Ground Yarrow

There were large expanses of the white flower of  Yarrow in flower at the southern end of Adur Recreation Ground.


Adur Wild Flowers 2020