“Splayed” is not a term I like to use to describe a plant in my garden.
It implies that either that plant has a poor habit of floppy its branches out from the center -or- that I am a lazy gardener who couldn’t be bothered to provide any support for the plant.
I call these Marquerite Daisies, and I’m pretty certain that’s what they are.; Anthemis something-or-other, maybe tinctoria. Or Anthemis splayius.
This particular plant has that very annoying habit of “splaying”, just the second it starts to bloom.
This evening, or sometimet soon, I’m going to dig these up, bag them up and take them to work to give away. I am sure someone will squeal with delight at the pretty bright yellow flowers and not be concerned a bit about the splaying.
Of course, digging these up won’t get rid of them entirely. They are prolific self-sowers, so I’ll be pulling them as weeds for years to come, no doubt. And I’ll warn anyone who takes one that they do that. I am a conscientious plant-giver!
In the meantime, lest anyone be concerned that I won’t have something yellow in my garden, right next to the Marquerite daisies is this Oenothera tetragona ‘Sunspot’, Variegated Evening Primrose.
It has its own bad habits, but at least it doesn’t splay.