The daisy flower (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) was given its name by Carolis Linnaeus during the 17th century. This beautiful flower has white petals and a yellow center. It tends to grow wild along the side of the road and fields. Daisies hold different meanings and can represent both truth and lies simultaneously.
Different types of daisies include the African daisy, Painted daisy, Gerber daisy, and Michaelmas daisies. Gerber daisies, discovered by Robert Jameson in 1884, represent beauty and cheerfulness.
The official birth month for daisies is April. The English sometimes say that spring has not arrived until a person has set foot on 12 daisies.
In public, the giving of a daisy from one person to the next can sometimes represent the passing of a secret because daisies represent truth in all forms.
The daisy flower symbolizes innocence, a loyal love and gentleness.
Day's eye is the English name for daisies because of its bright yellow center.
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