The humble, yet beautiful daisy – April’s flower

Did you know that the Daisy is officially the flower of April? Well now you do! And this most humble and unassuming family of flowers is actually one of the earth’s most precious and well used for health and beauty purposes, as well as many other uses.

The Daisy family, also known as the Asteraceae, composite or sunflower family is the second largest flowering plant family after the Orchidaceae.

This family has a remarkable ecological and economical importance thriving in pretty much every corner of the planet, from the polar regions to the tropics and providing local economies with products such as cooking oils, lettuce, sunflower seeds, artichokes, sweetening agents, coffee substitutes, and herbal teas (like chamomile).

The family also includes the gorgeous garden flowers, marigold, pot marigold (also known as calendula), various daisies, chrysanthemums, dahlias and many more.

Asteraceae are important in…

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