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The Pretty Daisies

Little Things You Would Like to Know About the Pretty Daisies

A lovely flower growing in numerous different forms, daisy represents purity. Learn more about this beautiful flower right here.
Gardenerdy Staff
Last Updated: Dec 15, 2018
Daisies
We probably remember our childhood games when we used to rip one by one the petals of daisy, and say: "He/she loves me... he/she loves me not". It looks like wild chrysanthemum, that one is a totally different flower, and evidence is chrysanthemum's Latin name: Chrysanthemum leucanthemum.
Daisies
Daisy has one of the largest families of flowering plants, if we consider it has over 1500 genera and more than 23000 species. These can be annual, or perennial, whereas some even grow as shrubs or trees. Because of that, we could actually say that anyone can take his/her pick of his/her most favorite daisy type.
Colorful Daisies
Among these daisy-related plants are flowers like Calendula, Aster, Dahlia and Chrysanthemum. There are some less known plants as Inula, Tithonia or Xeranthemum . Daisy family also has the name Compositae, which suggests it is a composition of different parts which form together gorgeous daisy.
Daisy
Daisy's flower head is made of a central disc, situated in its middle, which is surrounded by rays, i.e. petals or ray florets. Inside the central disc, there are in fact extremely tiny little flowers, which are called disc florets.
Field of daisy
Daisies can symbolize purity and perfection in an unjust, impure world. Irrespective of time, space or culture, these flowers were always associated with something positive and beautiful.
Daisies
In Celtic tradition, daisies are considered spirits of children who died at birth and got permission to return to earth to comfort their mourning parents. In some Christian traditions, they are a symbol of those who return to faith and become pure by washing sins, and so it is considered to be the flower of innocence.
Daisies
Daisies are a symbol of innocence and purity both for the giver and for the receiver. They are also a sign of mutual respect and trust, of consistent friendship. Daisies do not reduce themselves to love messages, but it is also one of the most beautiful love flowers, due to its significance
By offering daisies to a lovely lady, a fine gentleman can actually mean to say that she has as many qualities, as the number of the daisy's petals. Like most flower names, "Daisy" is also used for girls' names, to suggest the grace, mild fragrance and delicate beauty of this pretty flower.
Happy Toddler Girl
Irrespective of language, people mostly all over the world use the name of this flower to name their very own female children.
The name "Daisy" can also be found in many famous TV series, movies or cartoons. Thus, in "Daisy the Diesel Railcar" there is a railway engine called Daisy. Also, in Pokémon, the Kanto Gym Leaders are called Daisy, Lily and Violet. In the Super Mario Series, there is a character called Princess Daisy.
Daisy Duck was one of Walt Disney's comic book and cartoon characters who initially appeared in 1940. Daisy was also a character from Toy Story 3. Daisy was the name of the main character in Baby with the Bathwater.
Also, Daisy was an animated orange/yellow/green flower in Oswald; Daisy was Charlie's porn star client in Californication; also, a character in Spaced; Daisy was also the nickname of Tasuku Kurosaki from the manga series called Dengeki Daisy. Also, in Scott Fitzgerald's novella entitled "The Great Gatsby", we have a character named Daisy Buchanan.
In Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom, there are two fairy twins called Daisy and Poppy. There is also a character in the Warriors novel series that bears the name of Daisy. In "Bones", Daisy is Sweet's girlfriend and in "Look to the Lady", Daisy is the local stable owner.
Like daisies popping out everywhere in nature, the name of this flower also appears all over the place, in real life people's names, novels, novellas, movies, TV series and TV shows, cartoons. This may be seen as another proof of nature's great power inspie people. We could say that nature can also cause the desire to be compared with beautiful elements.