Daisies are among the most popular of flowers. They are named from the old Anglo-Saxon language daes eage, which means day's eye and belong to the Daisy Family of Compositae, now known as Asteraceae in flowering plants. English Daisy is a serious weed in the northwest United States.

A Daisy flower is composed of white petals and yellow centres, although the flowers are sometimes a pink or rose colour. Stems of Daisies are smooth and leafless and support a single flower. Daisies are not not 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 these are arranged to give the impression of being a single flower. This arrangement on Daisies is a type of inflorescence known as a capitulum.

 



Daisy in Poppy Field
Bellis perennis

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