FOTD: The Common Daisy

Common Daisy
The Common Daisy (Bellis perennis)

In Norse mythology the daisy represents love and fertility.

The Celts associated the daisy with death. When young children die, the flower grows on their graves to bring solace to grieving parents.

To the Victorians, the daisy symbolized an ability to keep things secret. If you told someone a secret and gave them a posy of daisies, your secret was safe with them.

In many cultures, they are given to new mothers as a representation of hope and purity.

It’s known as the birth flower for those born in the month of April.

Its name is possibly a corruption of “day’s eye”, because the whole head closes at night and opens in the morning.

Submitted to Cee’s Flower of the Day photo challenge.


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