I painted this postcard size watercolor at the lake:
I painted it outdoors – this was my view:
I used a little artistic liberty and removed the green sewer pole sign. My intention was to paint the daisies. I discovered that it was not easy to paint small daisies…
Painting these “wild daisies” motivated me to get out my book on wildflowers when I got home:
I still struggled to identify them. So I took a closer look:
And with the help of the internet, I believe they are a member of the Aster family. There most common name is Mayweed. They are also called Stinking Chamomile and Dog Fennel.
According to USWildflowers.com, “Anthemis cotula is an introduced species which is now found in every state in the United States and in most of Canada. It can be invasive, and is officially listed as a noxious weed in Colorado and Nevada.” I had no idea!
I kind of like the name Dog Fennel.
I encourage you to discover a new flower this week! 🙂