nature / Storytelling

Folklore Thursday: Fresh as a Daisy

2017-08-27 08.04.44.jpgDaisies have long been associated with love, innocence and freshness.

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They are composite flowers, formed from two flowers that combine to form one, hence symbolising true love.

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The inner section is called the disc floret, and the outer part, the ray floret.

2017-08-26 16.57.13.jpgDaisies are thought to bloom particularly well after storms. As they survive unscathed, some call the daisy the lightening flower.

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Daisies were worn by knights as a sign of fidelity in medieval battle.

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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.

If you like folklore, check out the #Folklorethursday hashtag each Thursday on Twitter, and follow @FolkloreThurs.

2 thoughts on “Folklore Thursday: Fresh as a Daisy

  1. Love this post! Not heard of them being referred to as lightning flowers, but I like it! 🙂

    By the way, I’ve added a link to you on my blog sidebar 🙂

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