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What does the daisy symbolize?

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Daisies symbolize purity, innocence, loyal love and beauty. The flower's name comes from an Old English phrase meaning "days eye," as they open with the dawn of each new day.

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Daisies have their own part in some traditions and mythology dating back centuries. The superstition of plucking a flower's petals to determine if a suitor loves someone originated in France and is known as "The Daisy Oracle. "In mythology, the daisy appears when Belides, a wood nymph, is seen dancing in the forest by Vertumnus, the god of the orchards. To escape his advances, Belides was allowed by the other gods to sink into the Earth and emerge as a daisy.

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