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Kentucky Color - Daisy Fleabane

Daisy Fleabane is one of my favorites he says.
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By Billy Joe FudgeRetired District Forester, Kentucky Division of Forestry

A Daisy by any other name might just be Fleabane. There are nearly 200 different wildflowers that can fall under the Fleabane category. I've most often heard this one referred to as Daisy Fleabane and is "one of my favorites." Of all the beautiful wild daisies this I believe is the earliest spring bloomer in the Great Wooded South and certainly has the most delicate white petals. It usually appears in early April which is when I found this specimen growing along the roadside.

Just a note, if you've ever been graced by Ms. Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz radio show on NPR on Saturday Nights you will likely remember that most numbers performed on her show are "one of her favorites". I suppose I'm much like Marian in that whatever shows up in front of my camera might fall into the category of "one of my favorites". - Billy Joe Fudge

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Kentucky Color: Daisy Feabane

2012-05-15 - Sparksville Road, Sparkses Ridge, Adair County, KY - Photo by Billy Joe Fudge, Retired District Forester, KY State Division of Forestry.
The Daisy Fleabane is, like most of the songs on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz, one of my favorites. - BILLY JOE FUDGE.

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