A Flowery Friday Fact. On Daisies
Daisies, and all these other similar daisy type flowers (such as sunflowers) in different colours and sizes, come from a plant family called Asteraceae or Compositae. What we commonly think of as their flower is, in fact, a group of flowers. The outer flowers are called ray florets. One of their petals is a very long ligular petal, which is what we would think of as the petal of the flower, but is in actual fact a flower. (Does that make sense?). The inner flowers, often mistaken for being the pollen, are called disc florets and have tiny tubular petals. Let’s take a closer look:
Next time you see a daisy type flower, I urge you to take a very close look. Even try to dissect the flower if you can.
During my photo-shoot, a little ant came along and decided to strike a pose for me.
Have a fun Friday!