July 17, 2014

Flora Focus || Shasta Daisy

Daisies are popping up everywhere right now! I love that they grow wild in fields and can easily be grown in your backyard too. They might be in every corner of our backyard right now in huge clumps of nothing but white flowers. A couple of weeks ago I took some photos in a field of wild daisies.

Shasta Daisy
Botanical Name: Leucanthemum x superbum (This flower is a cross between Leucanthemum lacustre x Leucanthemum maximum in 1890)
Flower: Classic daisy shape with bright white petals and a bright yellow center. 2 to 5 inches across. Blooms in summer to frost.
Leaf: Simple, elliptical shape. The edges (margins) have coarse teeth.
Meaning: Innocence

Daisies are a favorite for young children, playing apart in some of their daily activities in the fields. From making daisy chains to wear as May Day crowns or simply weaving some of the flowers through their hair. And of course we have all picked the petals one by one saying "He loves me; he loves me not."

Past Flora Focus Posts
Daisies are the like the symbol of summer. Did you ever play with them? Or maybe you still make flower crowns from them…

Thanks for reading!
xo

10 comments:

  1. i've been waiting for a post about daisies!! :) yay! they're my favorite

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dream-in-neon.com

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  2. Daisies are so pretty and so simple. Lovely photos :)

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  3. I seriously love your blog, girl! Keep these flower posts comin', I've always wanted to learn about arranging and the names n stuff - so fun! :)

    <3 Megan
    http://www.garden-variety.net

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    1. Thank you so so much Megan! It really means a lot :)

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  4. Daisies are my favourite, tied with peonies! :)

    www.timothyandariana.blogspot.com

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    1. Those are some good favorites :)

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