April babies rejoice! You arguably have one of the cutest flowers of the month - the sweet daisy. Symbolising purity, joy and innocence, daisies have a sweet and tenacious quality about them which is absolutely uplifting. Here are some interesting facts about this friendly flower.
- The name daisy comes from the Old English term 'day's eye' as the petals close around the head every night and reopen in the morning.
- The first known cultivation of daisies was around 2,200 BC.
- In England, people would crush daisies to cure eye problems and stomach ulcers.
- Today, daisies are one of the most prevalent flowers on earth, featured on every continent except Antarctica.
- You can eat the leaves of fresh daisies they are great in salads and high in vitamin C.
- Daisies can also be used in herbal medicine to relieve back pain, coughs, indigestion and slow bleeding.
- There are 23,000 individual species of the daisy family.
- In Roman mythology, a nymph turns herself to a field of daisies to avoid hurting the Roman God of seasons.
That's it for facts on daisies! Congrats April babies - go out and collect some perennial versions today. What's your favourite flower? Let us know in the comments.