The Sunday Quiz – Daisies!-The Answers

Thick-legged flower beetle on common ragwort (Senecio jacobaea)

Dear Readers, I have a feeling that I might have pitched this quiz just about right – what do you think? The winners this week were Fran and Bobby Freelove, with a perfect score of 15/15, closely followed by Anne with 13/15, Mike with 11/15 and Andrea with 9/15. Many thanks to everybody who had a go, and do let me know how you got on if you didn’t comment. Now, I need to get my thinking cap on for next week 🙂


1)c) Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium)

2).g) Groundsel (Senecio vulgaris)

3).o) Canadian fleabane (Conyza canadensis)

4).m) Daisy (Bellis perennis)

5).h) Lesser burdock (Arctium minus)

6).l) Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

7).i) Creeping thistle (Cirsium arvense)

8)k) Common knapweed (Centaurea nigra)

9)e) Fox-and-cubs (Pilosella aurantiaca)

10)j) Spear thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

11)f) Pineappleweed (Matricaria discoidea)

12).n) Mexican fleabane (Erigeron karvinskianus)

13).b) Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)

14).a) Michaelmas daisy (Aster x salignus)

15).d) Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)


4 thoughts on “The Sunday Quiz – Daisies!-The Answers

  1. Fran & Bobby Freelove

    We are lucky enough to see several of these plants on a regular basis on our walks and our gardens are full of Mexican Fleabane and Common Knapweed which is full of bees. Although the different thistles are sometimes tricky.

  2. Alittlebitoutoffocus

    Yes, it was just about right. I just got my fleabanes and thistles mixed up. An easy mistake to make. How about some more bugs for next week Bugwoman? (I’m no expert in those either but it seems like a good topic). Or famous London landmarks? (I may do better at that given I lived there for 5 years, though no doubt the skyline has changed somewhat since I moved away in 1977!)


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