What Month does the Daisy represent?
The Daisy flower represents the birth month of April
Just as each month has its own gemstone, each month also has its own traditional birth flower appropriate for the month and season.
Are there any holidays related?
Yes! Plant a Flower Day is March 9th!
Symbolic Meaning of the Daisy Flower:
Curiosity, playfulness and tenaciousness.
Unfettered love and innocence; I'll never tell
There are many different types of Daisies
African Daisy, Common Daisy, Michaelmas Daisy, Painted Daisy, Pyrethrum Daisy, Oxeye daisy, Shasta daisy, Moon Daisy, Marguerite Daisy, Crown Daisy, Tricolor Daisy, Yellow Ox-eye Daisy, Gerbera Daisy
The Daisy Family
The daisy family is one of the largest in the botanical world; it contains over 1000 particular species of flowers. Many popular garden plants, such as chrysanthemums, marigolds, dahlias, sunflowers and asters, are part of the daisy family.
- The true daisy is bellis perennis;
- the ox-eye daisy and marguerite are technically chrysanthemums.
The Common Bellis Perennis
Bellis perennis is a common European species of Daisy, often considered the archetypal species of that name, though many other related plants share the name; to distinguish it from other daisies, it is sometimes qualified as Common Daisy, Lawn Daisy or occasionally English daisy. It is native to western, central and northern Europe. The species is widely naturalized in North America, where it is considered an invasive weed.
It is a herbaceous plant with short creeping rhizomes and small rounded or spoon-shaped evergreen leaves 2–5 cm long, grows close to ground. The flowerheads are 2–3 cm in diameter, with white ray florets (often tipped red) and yellow disc florets; they are produced on leafless stems 2–10 cm (rarely 15 cm) tall. The lawn daisy is a dicot.
Daisies (Bellis perennis quills)
Green leaves are edible, consume moderately.
petals are edible. Note: Never eat daisies unless you are sure the variety is safe.
The Name Daisy
It is thought that the name "daisy" is a corruption of "day's eye", because the whole head closes at night and opens in the morning. Chaucer called it "eye of the day". The Latin name for daisy comes from the word bellus, which literally means beautiful.
Daisy is also a common girl's name and is a nickname for girls named Margaret.
Healing with Flowers
Daisies / Daisy (Bellis perennis quills) wikipedia
Bellis perennis has astringent properties and has been used in folk medicine. Definition of astringent: An astringent (also spelled adstringent) substance is a chemical that tends to shrink or constrict body tissues, usually locally after topical medicinal application. The word "astringent" derives from Latin astringere, meaning "to bind fast". Two common examples are calamine lotion and witch hazel. Some information says its leaves and petals are edible and it can also be brewed as a tea to sooth sore throats and stomach aches.
Maryland State Flower
Daisies in Verse
"He loves me, he loves me not, he loves me, he loves me not."
The popularity of this verse has resulted in the daisy being called ‘love’s oracle.’
How can I Celebrate Daisies?
- Plant some! - Watch them grow.
- Take a field trip - Go to the nearest Garden Center and learn all about Daffodils and other flowers.