OXEYE DAISY

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ALSO KNOWNWN AS: mar­guerite daisy sy DIS­TRI­BU­TION: ON: abun­dant all over ver NZ ABOUT: a pretty etty peren­nial gar­den es­capee e that grows along road­sides s in sum­mer with bold white, e, yel­low-cen­tred flow­ers. USES: the spoon-shaped oon-shaped leaves of the young plantnt (not once it has gone to flower) in au­tumn/win­ter mn/win­ter are very tasty ad­di­tions to sal­ads lads and smooth­ies. The flow­ers can also o be eaten as fritters or to gar­nish a dish. sh. Medic­i­nally they have been used to treatreat whoop­ing cough, asthma, as a tea a to calm nerves, and for sooth­ing con­junc­tivi­tisunc­tivi­tis of the eyes. The leaves have bee­nen used to treat bruises, wounds and ul­cers.cers. This plant also at­tracts ben­e­fi­cial cial in­sects like the ma­son bee (wasp). asp).

Ox­eyeOxey daisy br­uschetta

1 1h hand­ful of oxeye daisy g greens, chopped 2 g gar­lic cloves, crushed 14 cherry toma­toes, quar­tered 1 ts tsp red wine vine­gar oliv olive oil sa salt & pep­per cru crusty bread

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