Date: Thu, 9 Oct 1997 09:05:06 +0900

From: Dazaifu Tara dzfhs-02[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MXW.MESH.NE.JP

Subject: Re: railroad daisy

Railroad daisies are yellow wildflowers with brown centers.

(I'm a native of the New Orleans area, but I have never heard the term

there. My mother's family is from a small town called Plaquemine, near

Baton Rouge, and people in her family often use it.)

We've come across two instances of the term "railroad daisy," both from

Louisiana. It's used in reference to troublesome weeds and to roadside

flowers. Is anyone else familiar with it? Can you identify it more