The daisy symbolizes love, beauty and patience. The name derives from the Anglo-Saxon ‘day’s eye’ referring to the way the flower opens and closes with the sun. This connects the daisy with solar attributes both symbolically and physically, with the bright yellow center and radiating white petals resembling the rays of sunshine. Yellow is symbolic of vitality, beauty and radiance, and white represents the notion of cleansing and purification. The flower is also linked to love, as the petals would tell the fate of heart-broken women in the Victorian times by plucking each petal and singing ‘He loves me, he loves me not’

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AuthorEloise Hall