The center of a daisy is called the flower head or floral disc. Though it looks like one piece, the flower head is composed of several small disk flowers colored yellow, surrounded by long white ray flowers.Continue Reading
Each disk flower is a single flower composed of an ovary, carpel and stamen. Each carpel contains one or more ovaries, which house the female reproductive components of the daisy. The stamen are the male parts of the daisy and produce the pollen that fertilizes the female parts.
The entire flower that is known as a daisy is a collection of disk flowers and ray flowers that are secured by a base called a peduncle. The peduncle forms from the stem of the daisy plant and holds all of the composite flowers together.Learn more about Outdoor Plants & Flowers
According to Martha Stewart, regular deadheading, or removing the spent daisy when it has died, initiates re-blooming and keeps the plant from seeding. A regularly pruned daisy plant will produce blooms until the end of the season. You need garden shears and a few minutes each day to deadhead your daisies and encourage repeated blooming.Full Answer >
Prune a Shasta daisy back to an inch or two from the soil line after the first killing frost occurs, according to the Farmer's Almanac. Shasta daisies are also known as Leucanthemum x superbum.Full Answer >
The daisy has appeared a lot in folklore and has several different meanings, including loyalty, love, beauty and simplicity. Daises date back nearly 4,000 years and have been found on the Island of Crete and even on Egyptian ceramics.Full Answer >
The Chinese fleece flower is a plant commonly used in Chinese traditional medicine, particularly its root tuber. The prepared fleece flower root tastes sweet and astringent and serves as a tonic that replenishes the liver, kidney and blood. Raw fleece flower root tastes mildly sweet and bitter and serves to detoxify and lubricate the bowels. It is used to treat blood deficiency, dizziness, lumbago, dysphoria, insomnia, constipation and malaria.Full Answer >