Daisies have long been associated with love, innocence and freshness.
They are composite flowers, formed from two flowers that combine to form one, hence symbolising true love.
The inner section is called the disc floret, and the outer part, the ray floret.
Daisies are thought to bloom particularly well after storms. As they survive unscathed, some call the daisy the lightening flower.
Daisies were worn by knights as a sign of fidelity in medieval battle.
They are thought to signify the arrival of spring, once it is possible to put your foot on a dozen daisies.
There’s plenty more daisy folklore too.
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I tried growing them this year and it wasn’t such a great result. They sure are pretty!
Love this post! Not heard of them being referred to as lightning flowers, but I like it! 🙂
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