The white Daisy is one of the most beautiful flowers in the floral world. Not surprisingly, daisies are popular both for gifting and growing in gardens.
The Daisy is native to north and central Europe.
The origin of the word Daisy is the Anglo meaning eye. It was called this because daisies open at dawn as the day just starts to begin. The flower meaning of white Daisy is loyal love.
A Daisy also symbolizes innocence and purity. It can also symbolize new beginnings.
Some Interesting Facts about Daisies:
The Daisy is a perennial whose evergreen leaves form a rosette.
Daisy flower plant has a growing habit of spreading.
Daisies can be propagated by division in spring or through sowing seeds in spring or late autumn.
English Daisy is a weed in the northwest United States.
The Daisy flowers open at dawn and are visited by many small insects.
Daisies can be used by children to make daisy chains.
The Daisy’s leaves are edible and can be used in salads.
They are often used as corsages for weddings and proms. They are an excellent choice for arrangements and flower vases.
About the white Daisy:
A Daisy flower is composed of white petals and a yellow center, although the flower can sometimes have a pink or rose color.
Daisies are not made of just one flower. A Daisy is made up of two types of flowers – disk florets and petal-like white ray florets. The disk florets are at the center and the ray florets are at the periphery but they are arranged to give the impression of being a single flower. This arrangement on Daisies is a type of inflorescence known as a capitulum.
The most common daisies is the white daisy but they can also be found in red, yellow, and purple, along with various shades in between.
The stems of Daisies are smooth and leafless and support a single flower. Daisy plants have 3 to 4 inch flower stalks. The Daisy leaf texture varies and may be smooth or hairy, narrow at the base and slightly lobed. The Daisy flower stalks are generally longer than the leaves.
Daisy is the second largest family of flowering plants, in terms of number of species. Its plants make up nearly ten percent of all flowering plants on earth, and its arguable as to rather it or the orchid family holds more genera and species.